QEP Student Events

QEP Student Events

The QEP sponsors two annual events for students: the Words That Changed History Day and the Student Speakers Showcase. Both events are competitions that feature student speakers. The winners are awarded gift cards and certificates of participation.

Because of Hurricane Harvey in fall 2017, the Words that Changed History Day, usually held each fall, was postponed until spring 2018, and the Student Speakers Showcase was cancelled for this year.

Words That Changed History Day

Throughout history, words have sparked revolutions, advocated freedom, averted conflict and inspired nations. The Words That Changed History Day event features students delivering famous speeches from history. A student will select a speech from a list posted below and apply to present it. The QEP Student Events Committee will schedule auditions and select speakers for the event.

The guidelines for the event are linked below. The deadline for applying to present for spring 2018 is March 2 at 5 pm. Please see the Student Guidelines and Application for additional information.

Fall 2016 Speakers

From left, Isabella Delgado, Eusebio Alvarez, Adam Albarado and Christian Alvarado

Student Speakers Showcase

This event features students whose oral presentations in a class demonstrate good oral communication. Instructors nominate students from their classes, and the QEP Student Events Committee holds auditions and selects the speakers for the event. This event is held each spring.

Spring 2016 Speakers

From left, Samuel Akinwande, Great Silvertooth, Quincy Reynolds and Esther Akinwande were top speakers awarded during COM’s first QEP Speech Contest. Learn more.

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