It’s time once again to announce the Annual Rotary District 6710 Speech Contest for Kentucky High School students. Although the actual contests will be held in February thru the third weekend in May 2021, it is time to start planning at the club and advanced levels. The sooner your club starts getting the word out and recruiting students from the high schools in your service area, the more likely it will be that your club will have a well- planned, organized and successful contest.
You and your club are encouraged to contact the high schools & Principals in your service area as soon as possible. Since the contest is open to all high school students in the District, you will need to get the word out by promoting the contest in your local newspapers and media. An early start will provide students a chance to get a jump on researching and preparing their speech. Please see that the Speech Contest Packet is passed on to your Club Speech Contest Chairperson, as quickly as possible so that person may begin to distribute the speech contest information to high school contacts and students in your club’s service area. The contest is open to all Kentucky High School students within the bounds of Rotary District 6710, which is generally the western half of the state. A map of those counties in Rotary District 6710 is included in the speech contest packet issued in Oct 2020. Eligible students include those who are public, private, independent or home taught students. It is important that ALL high school age students in our District are provided an opportunity to participate. In order for this to occur, your club will need to contact the High Schools in your service area and promote the contest. It is important that those that are home or private school taught be made aware of the contest.
This year’s Section and Regions are as outlined in the Speech Contest Organizational Chart and the Speech Contest Map contained in the Speech Contest Packet. For scheduling purposes, remember...........
¨ All CLUB CONTESTS must be completed by March 12, 2021
¨ SECTIONAL CONTESTS will be held from March 15 to April 2, 2021. No contests will be scheduled during Spring Breaks, generally the first two weeks of April.
¨ REGIONAL CONTESTS will be held from April 19, 2021 to May 7, 2021
¨ The DISTRICT FINAL will be held at the annual District Conference Friday, May 14 or Saturday May 15, 2021.