Speech Trek


Picture of 2020-2021 Speech Trek Winner

2020-2021 Speech Trek Winner Lauryn McGuire took First Place in LM-EC Branch’s contest and Third Place in AAUW California’s competition.

Speech Trek is a speaking contest open to all California high school students. It is an AAUW California Project that begins on the branch level with a speech tournament for local students. It culminates with three top statewide finalists performing their five- to six-minute speeches at the AAUW California convention/annual meeting in April.

Speech Trek 2021-2022 Contest Topic

United States Flag

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

School children have been reciting the Pledge of Allegiance for nearly a century. What began as an advertising lark in 1923 has evolved to a patriotic act in 46 states.

The 2021-2022 Speech Trek topic is: Has the US lived up to its pledge of liberty and justice for all? Would requiring the study of diversity, equity, and inclusion in a high school setting help ensure liberty and justice for all?

For information, contact:

Sandy Martinez (sagaleamartinez@gmail.com) or

Sue Sutton (ssutton1950@gmail.com)


Please note that donations to Speech Trek are tax deductible.  Make checks payable to AAUW CA SPF with the words  “Speech Trek” in the memo line.