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Saturday, April 6, 2019

*Will Be Rescheduled* The Art of Persuasion: The WBA's 2019 High School Speech Competition

Start Date: 4/6/2019 9:30 AM EDT
End Date: 4/6/2019 3:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law

3600 John McCormack Road, NE
Washington, DC  United States  20064

This event will be rescheduled.

Presented by: Future Leaders
Co-Sponsored by: Working Parents/Lawyers at Home Committee

Topic: Are school dress codes sexist?
Guidelines: 3-5-minute prepared speech. While memorization of speech is encouraged, limited use of notecards will be permitted.
Scoring Criteria: Available upon registration

Crafting and delivering persuasive, effective arguments is an essential skill in the practice of law and in everyday life. The WBA’s Art of Persuasion High School Speech Competition is a public speaking educational program for students grades 9-12 hosted in Washington, D.C. It will give students a unique opportunity to learn about effective public speaking techniques from experienced volunteers, practice those skills, and then present their speeches in a competitive environment. The top 5 students will compete in a final round in front of VIP judges and a $100 prize (sponsored by WBA Foundation) will be awarded to the first-place speaker.

$20 per high school student
(Limited to the first 20 students)

Lunch is provided for each participant.

Refunds can only be processed for cancellations received more than two business days prior to the event.

The WBA is a nonpartisan organization. The opinions and positions expressed by any program speaker are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the WBA.

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The WBA regularly hosts programs for the education and enjoyment of its members and guests. The WBA is committed to ensuring that its employees, members, and guests are able to conduct their activities free from harassment or intimidation. The WBA, in its sole discretion, therefore reserves the right to deny access or to remove any attendee.

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 4/5/2019 4:00 PM

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