MLK Young People’s Oratorical Contest

The BSL Educational Foundation Inc., Black History Oratorical Competition is designed to give Greater Hartford students an opportunity to shine through public speaking. Students recite original essays, poems, or skits, that relate to the theme of being a change agent in the midst of adversity.  Additionally, all participants will receive a participation BSL t-shirt and BSL book bag for qualifying to compete in the final competition. Each group (middle and high school) will have scholarship opportunities ranging from $150.00 – $1000.00. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place individual and group winners from each division are selected by a panel of judges, to receive such book scholarship.

Theme: Being a Change Agent in the Midst of Adversity

Place: The First Cathedral

Live Contest Date: January 27, 2022

Time: 10am

High/Middle School Participates

Student Participate Registration Deadline: December 6, 2021

Please Sign Up using the form below:

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  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

    – Nelson Mandela