The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is sponsoring a Youth Oratorical Contest for two categories, 6th – 8th graders and 9th -12th graders on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 106 N. Roberson Street, Chapel Hill, NC.

The purpose is to enhance communication skills through a public speaking experience, within the context of a theme. The contest will also provide middle and high school students the opportunity to express themselves, enhance their public speaking skills, facilitate character building and promote self-confidence and educational enrichment. Contestants will speak to the topic of “A Dream Deferred,” based on their age/grade-level category.

We are encouraging middle and high school minority students who live within Orange and Chatham Counties to enter the competition. The participants will have the opportunity to win a monetary award, a trophy, and a certificate of participation.

A workshop session will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 2 – 6 p.m., at the Chapel Hill Public Library, to assist participants prepare for the contest.

Application deadline was February 28, 2020. We are no longer accepting applications.

Click here for Contest Rules, Scoring Metric and Key Dates.