Fourth Annual DAWN Constitutional Speech Contest now open

Update:  November 30, 2015

Watch seven students complete this Wednesday, Dec. 2 in the Fourth Annual DAWN Constitutional Speech Contest. As in the past, this will be an impressive demonstration of knowledge and talent by DAHS students, who have selected a Bill of Rights Amendment and will defend it to a panel of judges.

The public is invited to watch the presentations as they are being judged this Wednesday, at 6 pm in the Little Theater at DAHS.

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Members of the group DeForest and Windsor Now (DAWN) are hosting their fourth annual Constitution Speech Contest this fall.  The contest is open to any student at DeForest Area High School. Students may sign-up now with high school English teacher, Jan Williams.

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, December 2 at 6 pm in the Little Theater.

“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 – all will receive a book on the Constitution.

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 Ms. Williams (C124) at the high school.

For more information, please contact Williams at the high school, (608) 842-6600.

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