Members of the group DeForest and Windsor Now (DAWN) will host their third annual Oratorical Contest open to any student at DeForest Area High School (DAHS). Students may sign-up now with Jan Williams, English teacher at DAHS.
The contest is formally called the “United States Constitution Original Oratorical Contest.” Participating students will select any Bill of Rights Amendment and defend it to a panel of judges on Wednesday, May 13th at 6:00 p.m.
“Students will prepare and present an original 10-12 minute memorized oral presentation describing, explaining and defending the Framers’ original intent, meaning and understanding of the Amendment,” DAWN member Augusto Munoz said. “The presentation is to be made without the use of notes, visual or electronic aids and students must dress appropriately.”
All contestants will receive a book on the Constitution and can win money prizes of the following: $800, $600, $400, and three $200 prizes.
The contest will be hosted at DAHS if a minimum number of students participate. The judges will be announced at a later date.
All submissions will be reviewed for their authenticity and originality. Forms should be picked up from Jan Williams at the high school.
For more information, please contact Williams at the high school, (608) 842-6600.