Speech Trek 2020 – open to local high school students

Poway-Peñasquitos Branch 

2020 SPEECH TREK February 1, 2020

                              A public speaking contest for                                               California high school students

All local high school students are invited to compete in Speech Trek, a speech competition sponsored by the American Association of University Women of California.  All contestants create their own   5-6-minute speech on a public policy topic.

The 2020 topic:    Are men and women truly equal today, or are the Suffragettes of 1920 still suffering in 2020?

Interested?  For more information contact AAUW Poway Penasquitos Branch: aauwboard@gmail.com  

 To register for the event, click on the link below:  


Registration deadline is January 25, 2020


         Our 2019 finalist went to the State level to compete                   and  she won, which was another $1500 in prize money!

We are so proud of her!!

Dominique Ruedaflores – Poway-Penasquitos


The video of the branch’s first Speech Trek competition winner ( Dominique Ruedaflores) is now available on YouTube – https://youtu.be/W8gJp0EMfQM. Dominique did a wonderful job on her speech. Special thanks to our videographer (  Jeanni Harrison’s husband) Rene de Charon for videotaping the speeches and uploading Dominique ‘s video to YouTube. Dominique will now be entered in the state semifinals which is held in March. Stay tuned for the results!