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GGL-ΑΦΑ sponsors Joseph Vaughn Oratorial Contestant on Feb. 20th

posted Feb 7, 2016, 10:54 AM by Bobby Clark






Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina - Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation is again sponsoring the Joseph Vaughn Oratorical Competition on February 20, 2016 at the Burgiss Theater on Furman University's Trone Student Center. The Competition will begin at 10 AM and is open to the public.

This competition for Local High School Students is co-sponsored by Furman University and Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation. The purpose of the competition is to encourage oratorical skill among student in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King and Mr. Joseph Vaughn, who was the first African-American Student at Furman University. 

The Competition is split into preliminary judging and a final competition in which the student will asked to deliver their speech. The Topic for 2016 is “Is there a Correlation between the Civil Rights Movement of our Past and the Civil Disobedience of our Present?

Contestants are judged on Speech Development, Effectiveness, Correctness, Speech Value. Final elements will add physical appearance, voice, mannerism, and appropriateness to the judging criteria.



Finalists of the Joseph Vaughan
Oratorical Competition in 2014.