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Lorna C. Hill Speaking Contest

The Office of CLRI is excited to announce the second annual Lorna C. Hill Speaking Contest. This is an exciting opportunity for students to showcase their speaking and theatrical talents through stage performance of text excerpts, poems, or monologues by Black and African American authors selected from the Canon of Black Literature. Starting in November, all high school students district-wide will be invited to join this fun and exciting contest. Preliminary contests will be organized by teacher leaders and will take place in each high school from January 30-February 1, 2023. Scholars who place in the school-based preliminary contest will compete in the Lorna C. Hill Speaking Contest Finals on February 8th, 2023 at the Ujima Theatre. Prizes, including a cultural excursion to New York City which includes attending a Broadway play and other cultural experiences, will be awarded to final contest winners!