MLK Oratory Competition & Leadership Award

Mahogany Ensemble Theatre presents

in partnership with Centenary College & Shreve Memorial Library System

7th Annual Dr. MARTIN

LUTHER KING, Jr.

Oratory Competition 2018

 

THEME: BEEN TO THE MOUNTAINTOP

OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS GRADES 3RD-12TH

Primary Division: 3rd-5th Grades  

Junior Division: 6th-8th Grades  

Senior Division 9th-12th Grades

 

TO ENTER:

  1. COMPLETE and return entry form and speech no later than Fri. January 5th (Extended to January 15)
  2. DOWNLOAD an entry form atmahoganyensembletheatre.org OR PICK-UP an entry form at your local Shreve Memorial Library Branch
  3. SUBMIT a speech in one of the following divisions:

Primary– Choose a 2-3 minute excerpt of one of Dr. King’s speeches to recite.

Junior-Write a 3-4 minute original speech to recite on a topic below

    SENIOR-Write a 4-5 minute original speech to recite on a topic below

 

SPEECH TOPICS

  • Share the meaning and importance of this year’s theme: “Been To The Mountaintop” as it relates to today’s Civil Rights Movement and the title of Dr. King’s last speech “I’ve Been To The Mountaintop” delivered on April 3, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee—the day before he was assassinated.
  • Relate you own commitment to Dr. King’s philosophy of non-violence, peaceful acceptance, respect, the mountaintop, and the Promised Land.
  • Share the legacy of a local Civil Rights Leader and how his/her life’s work was influenced or impacted by the work of Dr. King (i.e. the late Dr. E. Edward Jones, Dr. C.O. Simpkins, Rev. Harry Blake, Mamie Love Wallace, the late Bernice Smith, etc.)
  1. NEW! REGISTRATION FEE: $5.00
  2. PARTICIPATE KREWE OF SOBEK PARADE (Optional) on Sat. January 13, 2018
  3. DELIVER speech on-stage at the 7th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Competition on January 20th, 1PM.

 

AWARDS:

EACH Division Will Be Presented 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Awards. 1st Place Winners Will Present Speech At Public Event.

 ALL Participants Will Receive On-Stage Recognition. “Additional On-Stage Awards & Presentations”

 

**FOR MORE INFORMATION: CALL 318-489-7768 OR VISIT http://www.mahoganyensembletheatre.org

Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the rich Civil Rights heritage in Northwest Louisiana through the art of oratorical presentation.

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