Annual High School Public Speaking Contest

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The annual USA High School Public Speaking Contest!


The University of South Alabama's Department of Communication is sponsoring the annual High School Public Speaking Contest on Thursday, April 4. This event is held at the university's Student Center. Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to enter the contest. Each student is asked to prepare a persuasive speech on the 2019 theme, “What is the greatest challenge to education in today’s society?

The High School Public Speaking Contest is an excellent opportunity for students to receive experience and recognition for their public speaking skills. In addition, students receive feedback from college professors, communication department alumni and community representatives. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.

To register for the 2019 HSPSC please click here for the entry form.

For rules, guidelines and a speech evaluation form, please click here.

For the 2019 High School Public Speaking Contest flier please click here.

For any questions, please contact Megan Sparks at msparks@southalabama.edu