AAUW Speech Trek Competition
Thursday, February 10th, 2022
at 6:00 P.M.
High School Students
hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they
are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these
are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Declaration of Independence,
Five years from now, on July 4,
2026, the U.S. will mark the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration
As this milestone anniversary approaches, the conversation
around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) appears to be intensifying throughout
society prompting the topic for the 10th Annual Speech Trek
competition: “Has the United States lived up to its pledge of “liberty and
justice for all”? Would requiring the study of diversity, equity and inclusion
in a high school setting help ensure liberty and justice for all?”
The contest is
sponsored by the Big Bear Valley branch of the American Association of
University Women and is open to all high school students, both girls and boys
in the Valley.
Contestants prepare and deliver a 5 to 6-minute original
speech as they compete for cash prizes, recognition, and the opportunity to
advance to the state level. Informational workshops are scheduled for January
11th and 13th at Big Bear High School in the BBHS Media
Center during lunch hours plus there will be a Tips for Students workshop on
February 1st during lunch hours to help contestants prepare for
The contest date is
Thursday, February 10th, 2022, at 6:00 P.M. at the Performing Arts
Center, Hofert Hall, 39707 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake. 2022 Covid Protocol
will be in place.
Deadline to enter is
January 19th. To enter, contact Jana Bryant, local Speech Trek
Chair, at 818-326-4604 or firstname.lastname@example.org
see you in February 2022!