The Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.’s 7th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Competition
..Will be held on January 31, 2015 (9am-12:00pm) at Westside High School. The first place winner will be awarded a $3000.00 academic scholarship to the college of his choice. The competition is open to male high school juniors and graduating seniors throughout the state of Florida. There will be finalists competing during the program consisting of high school male students. The finalists will be selected based on submitted essays (guidelines enclosed) to deliver their speeches to the members of the Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Competition Committee. The preliminary competition will be held at Westside High School ,on January 10, 2015. Speeches must have original content and cannot exceed more than 800 words (minimum 4-maximum 7 minutes). The MLK Oratorical Committee will then determine which contestants will compete at the event on January 31, 2015.
Please review the enclosed rules and guidelines which include a deadline for students to submit their applications and essay. The first place recipient will be awarded a $3,000 academic scholarship to the college of his choice. The second place recipient will be awarded a $1,500 academic scholarship to the college of his choice. The third and fourth place recipients will be awarded a $500.00 book voucher to the college of their choice. The recipients of these education awards must present an acceptance letter from the college of their choice before the education award can be presented.
Tickets to attend this extraordinary event will be $15.00 which includes a breakfast reception and a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial information package. There is no cost for students selected to compete.
PLEASE SHARE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WITH INTERESTED STUDENTS WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM PARTICIPATION AS WELL AS OTHERS WHO WANT TO SUPPORT THIS ENDEAVOR.
Urb Garden Music recording artist Joy Dennis will perform two selections.
The Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 organization which enables us to receive grants from local corporations, civic groups and faith based institutions, as well as through individual sponsorship by fraternity brothers.
Thank you for your support. Persons seeking additional information regarding the Oratorical Contest should contact one of the following committee members:
Charlie J. Gillette, Jr. – cgillette@firstname.lastname@example.org
Darryl Willie- Dashwillie@gmail.com
Benjamen Parker – email@example.com
Gregory Bostic – Bosticg@duvalschools.org
Raynard Mayberry- firstname.lastname@example.org
One who condones evils is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it.
– Martin Luther King Jr. (1964)