MLK Young People’s Oratorical Contest 2023

The BSL Educational Foundation Inc., Bro. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Young People’s Oratorical Contest is designed to allow Greater Hartford students to shine through public speaking. Participants are encouraged to recite original essays, poems, or skits related to our 2023 theme: The Leader Within.  Each group (middle and high school) will have scholarship opportunities ranging from $150.00 – $1,000.00. (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) a panel of judges selects a winner from each division to receive such book scholarships.

Theme: The Leader Within

Place: The First Cathedral

In-person Contest Date: March 9, 2023 (NEW DATE)

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Middle/High School Participants

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  • The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.

    – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.