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HIGH SCHOOL SPEECH CONTEST

by | Mar 28, 2011

The college will host its Second Annual High School Speech Contest, Saturday, April 30.

Second Annual High School Speech Contest – Saturday, April 30, 2011

Harman Chapel

Prizes

First Place — $3,000 scholarship to Bluefield College and $300 cash
Second Place — $2,000 scholarship to Bluefield College and $200 cash
Third Place — $1,000 scholarship to Bluefield College and $100 cash

Speech Theme

Your Life Purpose

Is life’s purpose something you seek out or is it something that finds you? If you have already discovered your life’s purpose, how did you find it? Or maybe your true path in life has yet to choose you. Tell a story about your life or the lives of others that inspire you to discover your life’s true purpose.

Keynote Speaker

Brandy Campbell is a Feature Writer at Compassion International, a non-profit ministry that serves more than 1 million children in poverty in 26 countries. Through her work at Compassion, Brandy has traveled to Ethiopia, Togo (West Africa), Guatemala and Haiti. But she says she first caught the “travel bug” at Bluefield College. The mission trips she went on to Poland and Brazil helped seal in her the desire to combine her love for writing with her love for travel and ministry. With seven years of experience and a bachelor’s degree from Bluefield in English and communication arts, Brandy is known for writing stories that “move grown men to tears.” She believes humans have an innate need for stories, and she is honored to be one of those storytellers.

Schedule of Events

April 30, 2011

9:30 a.m. —  Registration Begins
10:00 a.m. — Welcome and Begin Speeches
11:30 a.m. — Brandy Campbell, Keynote Speaker
12:15 p.m. — Lunch
1:00 p.m. — Award Presentations

Contest Rules

This contest is open to participants who are enrolled in a school or home-schooled grades 10, 11, or 12. Speeches must be original work and between four to six minutes long. Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 27, 2011. For complete speech contest rules and judging criteria…

Sponsors

Sponsored by The Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc., The Alfred and Shirley Wampler Caudill Fund, Dr. Donald W. Caudill, and Bluefield College.

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