As part of Auburn University's 2010 King Week celebration, students from schools in East Alabama are invited to participate in the "Words From the Mountain Top" oratory contest sponsored by Access and Community Initiatives in the Auburn University Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.
The contest is open to students who are residents of Lee, Macon, Russell or Montgomery Counties and currently enrolled in school. There is no elementary school competition.
In keeping with the theme "Inspiring the Strength to Love," contest participants are asked to prepare a five- to-10 minute speech in which they answer the question "How can we rise above the confines of struggle and conflict within our society to inspire a a greater love for humanity?" The competition is meant to encourage students to reflects on Martin Luther King Jr.'s philosophy.
Entries should be mailed, e-mailed, faxed or hand delivered to Brandon Wolfe in the office of Access and Community Initiatives no later than Jan. 11. No entry fee is required.
Finalists will present their speeches Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce.
To find out more, call 334-844r-5042 or go to https://fpauburn.edu/aci/kingweek/Contest.aspx.