Students submit an online video of themselves giving a 5 minute special occasion oratory. Six finalists will be chosen to present their speeches and compete for monetary prizes and the chance to speak at the Patriotic Service at a location TBD.
Students may choose to speak on the purposes and applications of the First Amendment that may include its history, adoption, and recognition of significant individuals involved. Or they may speak on any concept or specific freedom included in the First Amendment, such as the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to peacefully assemble, and freedom to petition the government. Students may also apply the First Amendment protections to current or historical situations and court cases.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 27