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Mon, Jan 15


Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School

MLK Youth Oratorical Contest

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MLK Youth Oratorical Contest
MLK Youth Oratorical Contest

Time & Location

Jan 15, 2024, 11:00 AM

Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School , 13833 Dumfries Rd, Manassas, VA 20112, USA


About the event

MLK Program and Youth Oratorical Competition

The Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (PWCAC-DST) will host its 39thannual Dr. Martin Luther King Youth Oratorical Competition and Program on Monday, January 15 at 11 a.m.  This year’s event will be held at Charles J.  Colgan Senior High School, 13833 Dumfries Rd., Manassas, VA.  The doors open at 10:30 a.m. Admission is free, and the community is encouraged to participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service by bringing ready-to-eat items such as those listed below and donating to the work of Northern Virginia Food Rescue and its mission to improve food resiliency and accessibility for the entire region.

This year’s speech topic, If America is to remain a great nation, we must …” is based on Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream Speech”, delivered on August 28, 1963, before 250,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial.   This speech was a defining moment in the Civil Rights movement and is one of the most iconic speeches in American history.

In addition to listening to some amazing speeches and cheering on this year’s six contestants (3 High School and 3 Middle School), attendees can enjoy the MLK Community choir and the Manassas Park High School Drumline show.

  • Community outreach organizations on site
  • Optional Day of Service Donation – Ready-to-eat meals for Northern VA Food Rescue
  • Snow date, TBD

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