Speech Trek News

Speech Trek Update By Ann Arneill

The Speech Trek Committee has completed its recruitment for Elk Grove high school students to compete in the contest with this year’s topic:  “If an educated population is essential to a nation’s prosperity, then how can we ensure a robust public school curriculum that is accessible to all and teaches historically accurate information?” 

The contest will be held on Feb.10, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cosumnes River College, Room Winn 150. Please note that it is being held on the second weekend in February instead of the third weekend, and that it is starting at 10 a.m. rather than 9 a.m.  We hope that these changes will make it more convenient for AAUW members to attend. We hope to see you there!

We are looking forward to the Speech Trek Challenge that will be held via Zoom on Jan.13, 2024 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Members will have a chance to discuss the topic in advance of the contest to pique their interest.  Groups will discuss the questions: 1) What is included in a strong, robust curriculum in a high school? 2) How do we shift to more historically accurate information in public school curriculum? 3) What is the meaning of Martin Luther King’s statement:  “Education is the road to equality and citizenship.”  To receive the Zoom link for the Speech Trek Challenge, register on Eventbrite <here>. We hope to see you there for a lively discussion of this important topic!

The committee is interested in increasing its membership.  We have a variety of tasks that committee members can perform from helping recruit students to doing administrative work.  Call Shari Beck or Ann Arneill for more information – their contact information can be found in the Membership Directory.