AAUW Speech Trek Competition

Thursday, February 10th, 2022

at 6:00 P.M.




for SPEECH Contestants

 High School Students


"We 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, 1776.   

Five years from now, on July 4, 2026, the U.S. will mark the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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 competition. 

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 speechtrekchair2022@gmail.com   

We’ll see you in February 2022!