5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest

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Sent on behalf of Dr. Leon Washington,
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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Xi Alpha Lambda Prince William County Chapter  and the Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc. proudly present the Fifth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Waterford Springfield, 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield, VA 22150.  The theme of the contest is The Measure of a Man.
The contest honors the birthday and legacy of Dr. King, who was one of the most renowned Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Students interested in competing may register by completing the enclosed registration form, which includes a copy of the rules, requirements, and judging criteria.  The contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions:  Hubert “Ronnie” Bagley, (770) 490-2874, [email protected]; or Ron Atwater, (909) 743-3892, [email protected].
Deadline for submission:  A typed copy of the written speech and the Oratorical Contest entry form must be emailed to[email protected] no later than November 30, 2019.  The entry form must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian.
Contest Awards/Recognition:  Upon completion of essay presentations at the MLK Oratorical Contest, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finalists will be selected by a panel of judges and given monetary awards valued at $500, $300, and $200 respectively.
We ask that you share this information with your network of teachers and community members as you deem appropriate.  We appreciate your partnership in creating opportunities to showcase the outstanding students we have in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area while honoring Dr. King’s legacy.
All the best,
Anthony T. Walker
Director of Education
Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter of
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.