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Continuing the tradition of honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, fourth- and fifth-grade students from Houston ISD will deliver original speeches between three to five minutes answering the question: “If Dr. King were speaking at a March on Washington today, what would he say?” Students representing 24 Houston ISD schools participate in the school-wide competitions held Oct. 12 – Nov. 28. One student from each of the participating schools is selected to advance to the preliminary round held on Jan. 10 at Thompson Elementary School. Of those 24, 12 students will continue on to the final competition. Criteria for judging include delivery, stage presence and decorum, content interpretation, and memorization at all three competition levels.
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP continues to host and sponsor the 2014 competition which includes participants from the following elementary schools: Anderson, Atherton, Bruce, Burrus, Cornelius, Crespo, Dodson, Garden Villas, Golfcrest, Gregg, Gross, Lockhart, MacGregor, Park Place, Pleasantville, Port Houston, Rodriguez, Sutton, Thompson, Valley West, Wainwright, Whidby, Windsor Village and Woodson.
The event is free and open to the public.