Speech Trek 2021 Contest

AAUW California
Speech Trek Contest

Local high school students are invited to participate in the American Association of University Women ( AAUW) California speech contest.

The local contest sponsored by the AAUW Poway-Penasquitos Branch will be held virtual using the Zoom video conference software. The contest date is Jan 30, 2021 with $500.00 awarded to the first place winner and $250.00 awarded to the second place winner. The local winner will then have their recorded speech entered into the California state semi-finals. The top five semi-finalists will receive more cash prizes with the top three competing at the state convention in 2021.

The speech topic is
Has social media helped or hindered the breaking down of barriers for women and girls?

Debate Presentations are scheduled for January 30th, 2021

The registration deadline is Jan 25, 2021.
For the contest rules and forms, click on the link below to download the Student Tool Kit. To sign up, please submit the signed Student Application and the Affidavit of Eligibility to the AAUW  Poway Penasquitos branch at aauwboard@gmail.com.
Please contact us if you have any questions or need more information.

Speech Trek Student Toolkit 2

Speeches from previous years can be viewed on YouTube by searching “ Speech Trek 2019″, and “Speech Trek 2020”.

Past Poway Penasquitos Branch

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.

Our three Speech Trek winners with the judges and our branch President

Congratulations to all the participants!

Jay’s speech can be viewed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/04EFdfinNy0

Speech Trek 2019 Winners

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 3 Sep 2020