Scholars Showcase Storytelling Abilities at Oratorical Contest


The Oratorical Contest is an exciting event that commemorates the oral tradition of our ancestors who were great writers, authors, and orators that helped change the world. The Oratorical Contest is intended to highlight the talents, skills, and gifts of our scholars. The Oratorical Contest will be the final event of our Black History Month celebrations.

During this event, our scholars will showcase their oratorical abilities through recitation of group speeches, memoirs, poems, and spoken word. There are three (3) selection levels to the Oratorical Contest: in class preliminaries, grade group semi-finals, and the all-school finals.

Contestants - All classes were scored using a rubric. The top (3) classes from each grade moved on to compete in the Finals on 2/28/18.

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Age Groups – Kindergarten, 1st Grade, TAAAS (Grades 1-2), Autistic Support (Grades 1-3) and Life Skills (Grades 1- 3)

Panel of judges, etc.

Ms. Stephanie Wright

Dr. Kwame Williams

Dr. David Clark

Dr. Linda Portlock

Dr. Benita Jessup

Ms. Annette Ray