2021 Speech Trek Contest
Our local Poway Pensaquitos AAUW branch is pleased to announce the winner of our branch sponsored contest held via Zoom on Jan 30th. Our first place award of $500 went to Vidhi Kulkarni (pictured below) from Del Norte High School. She and the other participants spoke on the topic, “Has social media helped or hindered the breaking down of barriers for women and girls?“. Her fellow participants were Jay Wang from Mark Kepler High School, Olivia Toledo from Mira Mesa High School, and Nirja Trivedi from Westview High School. Congratulations to all our participants for their wonderful presentations.
Vidhi will now go on to represent our branch in the state semi-final contest in March. The top three semi-finalists will be invited to present their speech in person at the AAUW California convention in April.
Stay tuned for the results!
Speeches from previous years can be viewed on YouTube by searching “ Speech Trek 2019″, and “Speech Trek 2020”.
Past Poway Penasquitos Branch
SPEECH TREK Winners
Our 2nd Annual Speech Trek finalist, Jay Wang, spoke on the topic “ Are men and women truly equal today, or are the Suffragettes of 1920 still suffering in 2020?” Second place went to Shiraz Rezaei, and third place to Skandhaa Subramaniam.
Congratulations to all the participants!
Jay’s speech can be viewed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/04EFdfinNy0
Our 1st Annual Speech Trek 2019 finalist, Dominique Ruedaflores, spoke on the topic, “How Can We Eliminate Violence Aimed at Our Schools?”
She went on to compete at the State level and won, which was another $1500 in prize money.
We are so proud of her accomplishment!
Her speech is available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/W8gJp0EMfQM.
|Updated 11 Feb 2021|