JCC’s S.P.E.A.K. Hosts Virtual Speech Competition in Honor of Women’s History Month

Published: March 25, 2021

Contestants will compete for a total of $500 in prize money.

The student-led communication organization, S.P.E.A.K., is hosting its annual speech competition in conjunction with the History Club. In honor of Women's History Month, this year's theme is "Changing the Future: The Importance of Female Influence."

Contestants Cheryl Cogdell, Maya Van Heerden, Carolyn Quick, Alana Reid, Tenneh Sawi, and Julianna M. Vigil will be competing for a total of $500 in prize money. Guest judges include two JCC board members (Chair Lyn Austin and Suefan Johnson), Associate Vice President of U.S.E.T. Dawn Dixon, the Mayor of Selma Cheryl Oliver, JCC instructor Elizabeth Ham and the President and Marketing Director of Divine Marketing Group Cindy Nanez.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. and will be live streamed on the JCC YouTube Channel and Facebook page. The winner of last year's competition and S.P.E.A.K. President, Cora Vaughan will host the event. Audience members will also have the chance to win prizes by participant in Women's History Trivia during intermission.

Virtual Speech Competition Flyer

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