Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Give a speech. Win $100, $75, $50 and a plaque. How easy is that?

If you love giving speeches, then you might want to think about participating in the annual Hal R. Ramer Oratorical Contest. This year, the contest will be held on April 6th at 12:15pm in Weymss Auditorium in Caudil Building.

"The idea is that we find the best student speakers from across campus, these are students that have been recommended by the instructors to apply for the contest, or students who apply on their own. And we have this public speaking contest in the auditorium in front of a big crowd of people, and we'll have outside judge that come from off campus, then students will give a speech and then they're evalutated. Then the best ones win money," said Chair of the Communications Department, Len Assante.

Any student, part or full time, can enter in the contest.

The judges for this year's contest will be Sumner County Executive Anthony Holt and State Representative for the 45th District, Debra Maggart.

"Usually we have about 4 or 5 students, but this year I've been contacted by 10 or 12 students asking for more information," said Judi Truitt. "The deadline is the 31st [of March]."

Did I mention there's money up for grabs? If you win first place, you'll receive $100 and your name on a plaque across the hall from the Humanities Division Office. Second place winners receive $75 and a wall plaque. Third place winners receive $50 cash and a wall plaque.

Here's a link to the contest rules.

So, interested in participating in the oratorical contest? Contact Judi Truitt or Len Assante for more info.

Vol State. Volunteer State Community College.

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