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Westminster to host Rotary speech contest for high school students

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Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Westminster College will host a high school speech competition sponsored by the New Wilmington Rotary at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, in Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.

The oratory contest, “We Speak for Peace,” is being held as part of the Peace in Our Community Day in New Wilmington. The contest will include three types of performance competitions which include Peace Oratory (original, prepared text), Peace Impromptu and Peace Oral Interpretation. High school participants will be judged by individuals trained in the evaluation of national and state intercollegiate forensic competitions.  

Participants are in grades nine through 12 and the grand prize is $500 for the winning speech.

This event is free and open to the public. Questions about the competition can be directed to Dr. Randy Richardson, adjunct faculty in the School of Communication, at