“Hope for a Better Tomorrow”

December 12, 2016 | Sevin Hagan

On January 7, 2017 there will be a Dr. Martin Luther King Oratorical and Poster Contest. This date was chosen because it is within the month of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The theme for the contest is “Hope for a Better Tomorrow”. Students in Okaloosa County schools are encouraged to bring out their most creative side and put their skills to the test.

There will be three groups for judging: elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. There will be three students from each school performing an oratorical presentation, and five students performing a poster presentation. The speeches will be judged by the way they are presented, if reading off paper or by memory, as long as its a solid rehearsed speech. Posters will be judged by display as judges walk around.

The contest will be hosted  at Fort Walton Beach High School, but they are welcoming other schools in the Okaloosa County. The winner last year for the high school division was Jeremy Mathews from Crestview High School.

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