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Voting closes today in our first annual Black History Month Speech Contest. We're so proud of these wonderful students and their incredible work. Enjoy all the speeches!

Declamation Finalists

Emma
"In This Place" by Amanda Gorman
Izzy
Excerpts from "Aren't I a Woman" by Sojourner Truth, "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" by Frederick Douglass, and "I Have a Dream" by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lucy
Excerpt from a James Baldwin debate
Xavier
"Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou

Middle School Original Oratory Finalists

Alice
Original poem "Promises"
Chayya
Original piece on the history and impact of Black History Month
Kady (Original Oratory Finalist)
Kady
Personal stories and history of the Black Lives Matter movement

High School Original Oratory Winner!

Diamond
Diamond is the winner of our High School division. Her wonderful, original speech blends history with personal experience to explore what it's like to be Black in America and what change we still need to see. Congratulations, Diamond!
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