Speech Trek

Speech Trek, an annual speech contest, began in 2007 & is AAUW California’s signature high school program. The contest is open to girls & boys who are actively enrolled in high school (grades 9-12). The contests begin at the branch level. First-place winners’ videos from each participating branch are then uploaded for judging. The top three contestants advance to the state finals & compete for cash awards.

Update: Click for the winning speech.
And La Mesa-El Cajon Branch’s winner Nenas Ajja is moving on to the finals at the state level!

2024’s Speech Trek Contest – Live & In Person!

When: Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 10 am
Where: Lakeside Library conference room, 12428 Woodside Ave., Lakeside, CA 92040
Topic: How can we ensure a robust public-school curriculum that is accessible to all and teaches historically accurate information?

Mock contest (for speakers, judges, & times to practice): February 3, 2024 at the same time and location. The judges will give written feedback to the speakers but will neither rate nor rank them.

As the contest locale is small, there is room for a limited in-person audience. Note that the winner’s speech can be seen on YouTube after February 17, 2024. Details will appear in a Branch Buzz (e-mail to branch members).

After our branch’s contest, the winner’s speech will enter the virtual state contest where the top prize is $1500. Our winner will also present her speech in person at our March 9th general meeting.

Contact: Sue Sutton at ssutton1950@gmail.com