Rocky Mount, NC: 2021 MLK Jr. Oratorical Competition Seeks Participants, Apply by Jan. 5

Martin Luther King Jr NYWTS by Dick DeMarsico, World Telegram staff photographer, Library of Congress, New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. Source: Wikipedia.org.
Martin Luther King Jr NYWTS by Dick DeMarsico, World Telegram staff photographer, Library of Congress, New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. Source: Wikipedia.org.

Applications are currently being accepted for the 33rd-annual Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Competition that will be held Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, the contest will take place via a virtual format, with only participants, staff and judges in attendance utilizing social distancing measures. Speeches will be made available via the Imperial Centre’s YouTube channel.

Themes for the competitions include “Unifying Our Communities, Academic, Economic or Healthcare” (grades 6-8) and “A Dream Not Deferred” (grades 9-12). Each speaker will be allowed up to three minutes for their presentation.

Rewards of $175, $150 and $125 will be given to the first-, second- and third-place winners in both categories of the competition.

Interested parties should return applications and consent forms by the competition deadline, Tuesday, January 5, 2021, to the City of Rocky Mount Human Relations Department. Contact Archie Jones at 252.972.1180 or via archie.jones@rockymountnc.gov for more information.

 

Source: Jessie Nunery, City of Rocky Mount

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