Speech Trek

Speech Trek was funded 11 years ago in honor of AAUW member Eleanor Stem Allen to encourage high school students to speak out articulately on issues of importance.  It fills a gap in AAUW support from Tech Trek for middle schoolers and our college and graduate studies’ scholarships. Students compete in giving a 5-6 minute original videotaped speech in front of a live audience on the chosen topic before a panel of judges; the top student from our local AAUW affiliate, the branch semi-finalist, submits a YouTube video of their speech to the State Speech Trek judges. First place winner will receive $1500, 2nd place $1000, 3rd $500, 4th $250 and 5th $150 and will travel to the State Convention/Annual Meeting all expenses paid.  This year’s topic is:  Are Men and Women Truly Equal Today, or are the Suffragists of 1920 still suffering in 2020? The Speech Trek Committee welcomes your support as a volunteer or as a donor to support our local prizes.