The League of Women Voters of Alameda (LWVA), in partnership with the College of Alameda (CoA), is pleased to announce the fourth annual Democracy Matters: High School Civics Scholarship Speech Tournament, is scheduled for Friday, April 12, 2019, from 5pm-7pm, at the College of Alameda, Building F. See the flyer here.
Begun in 2015, LWVA and CoA created a civics scholarship program as a response to the national objective of increasing youth engagement in the League as well as exposing high school students to the League’s education and advocacy missions, enhancing the college’s community impact and enriching civics and public speaking education in our school system.
Students have an opportunity to improve their skills with this speech tournament competition. The winner and runner up will receive college scholarship awards. All participants earn college credit from the Communications Department at CoA plus the bonus of an LWVA reference on their college resume.
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Alameda CA 94501
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In April 2020, the LWVA and College of Alameda will present our fifth annual speech tournament for local high school students.
What should the topic be?
Previously, students have taken positions on immigration reform, abolishing the Electoral College, requiring photo ID to vote, and reducing the voting age to 16.
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