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Oratorical Competition 2011

posted Oct 15, 2009, 7:59 AM by Denise Swingler-Sweet   [ updated Jan 27, 2013, 10:20 PM by Denise Sweet ]
The Blacks In Government (BIG) Mile High Chapter is sponsoring a national oratorical competition.  This competition gives students an opportunity to showcase their oral and written communication skills.  The competition is open to students in grades 9 through 12.

The 2011 oratorical competition theme is, "African-American Males in America's Schools…Endangered or Ignored?"  The competition reflects an increasing need to assist our students with developing and enhancing their oral and written communication skills in order to be competitive in the global workplace.

Students will compete for scholarships and prizes awarded at the local and regional levels, and at BIG's 33rd Annual National Training Conference in Boston, MA in August 2011.

All students participating in the competition must be in good standing with a GPA average of 2.0.  Upon review and acceptance into the competition, students will be required to submit additional paperwork for verification.

BIG is a national organization of African-American government workers committed to excellence in government through equality of opportunity.  For more information contact  Gerri Purvis at BIGmilehighyouth@googlegroups.com or call at (303) 671-7381.