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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Communication Contest

REGISTRATION FOR 2019 OPENS ON PEACE DAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
YWCA Delaware and Christ Church Christiana Hundred are pleased to present the
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. COMMUNICATION CONTEST
For Delaware High School Youth (grades 9th-12th)


CONTEST FINALS:
Sunday, January 14, 2018 2:00 PM
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818 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE

 CONTEST: Finals Seven Finalists

Terrie Brunson, Tall Oaks Classical School
Destiny Cheeks, Delaware Futures/Mt. Pleasant High School
Lester Fair, Milford Boys & Girls Club/Lake Forest High School
Kemuel Harding, Early College High School
Deborah Olatunji, Charter School of Wilmington
Isaiah Taylor, Tall Oaks Classical School
Maggie Tsao, Charter School of Wilmington

Reserve seats now! Rules & Regulations

Purpose of the MLK Communication Contest
  • Encourage youth to reflect on the life and mission of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. within the context of their lives and the communities in which they live. To contemplate how Dr. King’s work speaks to their aspirations as well as to the needs of their communities.
  • Provide an opportunity for youth to publicly communicate their reflections based on Dr. King’s legacy.
  • Inspire youth to share with community leaders what action they might exercise in light of Dr. King’s witness.
Reasons to participate
  • Develop oratorical and presentation skills to effectively communicate ideas.
  • Enhance young people’s social awareness, academic potential, build confidence, self-esteem, & cultivate leadership skills to serve them academically and professionally in their future pursuits.
  • Cash prizes are as follows: First Prize: $1,000 to one First Place winner; $500 to one Second Place winner; & $250 to one Third Prize winner.
  • All contestants will receive a certificate of participation. 
  • Finalists have the option to receive a personalized 1 hour coaching session prior to the finals.
< <  Cash Prizes: 1st = $1,000 / 2nd = $500 / 3rd = $250  >  
For More Information:
Matthew Pillischer
YWCA Delaware
(302) 655-0039 ext. 230
mpillischer@ywcade.org
Jane Rubini
Christ Church Christiana Hundred
(302) 655-3379
jrubini@christchurchde.org