La Salle University

ATTN HS Students: MLK Oratory and Spoken Word Contest

Posted on October 16, 2017

On behalf of the King’s Dream Committee and the Community Building Team at La Salle University, I would like to extend an invitation for your students to participate in our Annual MLK Oratory and Spoken Word Contest.  On behalf of the King’s Dream Committee and the Community Building Team at La Salle University, I would like to extend an invitation for your students to participate in our Annual MLK Oratory and Spoken Word Contest.

High school students are invited to join the competition and elementary and middle school students are invited to submit poster projects for display before the program that goes along with the theme.
The Oratory and Spoken Word Contest will focus on the following quote from Dr. King:

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”

We have chosen this quote as a statement of hope. Few, if any of us will do great things, but each of us can create a new future, a different future by continuing to do the small things that the community of La Salle University is so well known for in “great ways.”  We invite you to take this challenge seriously and to be a source of light and hope for ourselves, for our neighborhood, our city, our country and the world.

The application to enter into the MLK Oratorical and Spoken Word Contest will be due by October 26, 2017. After a review all of the submissions, student’s whose piece has made it into the finals  will be invited to perform their Oratorical or Spoken Word piece on November 9th at 6:30pm at La Salle University. On the night of the event, student’s performance will be judged on structure, content, style and overall delivery in order to award a grand prize winner of the MLK Oratorical and Spoken Word Contest.

If you have any questions in regards to participating in the Oratorical and Spoken Word contest, please contact Kamhya Jackson at 215-951-1533 or milank1@lasalle.edu.

In addition, if you would like your school to participate in the poster/art project, please contact Kamhya Jackson using the above mentioned contact information.

We hope you are able to join us as we collaboratively educate, inform, and bring awareness to our community and students.  On Behalf of the King’s Dream Committee, thank you in advance for your support.

Thank you,
Kamhya M. Jackson
K-16 Partnership/Gear Up Coordinator
215-951-1533
milank1@lasalle.edu


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