Speech Trek a Great Success!!

Poway-Peñasquitos Branch 

2019 SPEECH TREK – A Great Success!!

                              A public speaking contest for                                               California high school students

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

The 2019 topic:    “How can we–students, parents, faculty, our communities, and organizations such as AAUW–eliminate violence aimed at our schools?  What actions can we take to prevent another tragedy from taking place?

The first-place prize of $500.00 was awarded to Dominique Ruedaflores, and the second-place prize was awarded to Skandhaa Subra.


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!