Words That Changed History – Speech Contest
Throughout history, words have sparked revolutions, advocated freedom, averted conflict and inspired nations. Any COM student wanting to interpret the words of great orators will be eligible to win a $100 cash prize in COM’s first Words That Changed History Contest.
The final contest will be April 8 at 12:30 p.m. in the COM Learning Center Auditorium. Lunch will be served, and all students, staff and faculty are welcome to hear COM students reprise the speeches that changed the course of history.
$100 to first place, $75 to second place, $50 to third place and $25 to fourth place. Awards will be in the form of VISA cards.
The following individuals are the four final contestants in the first Words That Changed History Speech Contest. They are listed in order by which the original speech was given.
|Individual||Speech||Date of Original Speech|
|Samantha Burdick||The Golden Speech by Queen Elizabeth I of England||1601|
|Lidja Bikova||On Women's Right to Vote by Susan B. Anthony||1873|
|Kayla Smith||Strike Against War by Helen Keller||1916|
|Chelsea Murray||Mesage to the Grassroots by Malcolm X||1963|