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Students Working on Speeches for MLK Youth Oratorical Contest

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS)

Students in Prince William County Public Schools are honing their research and public speaking skills to enter the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Oratorical Contest. School-level winners will have an opportunity to earn a spot among the six finalists on stage at the King Day celebration on Monday, Jan. 15 at Hylton Memorial Chapel. The event will begin at 11:00 a. m.

This year’s theme is “In His Own Words: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.” Students will write their speeches, revise them with the help of their school coordinators, and deliver them showing what our community has seen for over 25 years: students who rise to the challenge of showing their creativity, spirit of optimism, and knowledge about world events.

The program will also feature performances by the Martin Luther King Community Choir and an announcement of the winners of the writing contest for fourth- and fifth-grade students.

This program is hosted by the Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and supported by each participating school and school division.

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