2011 Septima Clark Oratory Contest for Teenage Girls
Teenage girls in the DC metro area have an opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the world’s many great public speakers (Septima Clark, Mary McLeod Bethune, Barbara Jordan, Dorothy Height, Ella Jo Baker, Frederick Douglass, and Barack Obama to name a few) by participating in the African American Women’s Resource Center’s 2011 Septima Clark Oratory Contest for Teenage Girls. This competition provides contestants with the opportunity to exercise not only their public speaking skills but their skills in research and analysis. The winners receive both prestige and a cash award. The deadline for application is May 9th. Please pass the information to teenagers and organizations that work with teenagers. The girls will need time to practice, so pass the word with haste. The date of the Contest is Saturday, May 21, 2011. A panel of revered women will service as judges. In addition to the three cash prizes in each Division, a special award for the most creative topic will be given. The Surprise Narrator for the event will be someone we all know and love.
1st Place Prize $ 500 2nd Place Prize $ 300 3rd Place Prize $ 100
Dr. J.C. Haywood, Vice President Media Outreach
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) 2011 Hall of Famer, Dr. Hayward is one of Washington's most respected and durable broadcast journalists and the DC market's first female news anchor. She recently celebrated her 36th year at WUSA 9, a feat achieved by only one other female anchor in the United States. Dr. Hayward currently anchors 9 NEWS NOW at Noon.