Speech Trek Contest Celebrates Its Donors By Ann Arneill
The Speech Trek Contest season is drawing to a close. We have one final event that we urge you all to attend: the May 21, 2022 branch meeting where our first-prize winner, Maren DeMille, will deliver her speech on the topic:
“Has the US lived up to its pledge of liberty and justice for all? Would requiring the study of diversity, equity, and inclusion in a high school setting help ensure liberty and justice for all?”
Maren has gone on to win fourth-place Honorable Mention in the statewide AAUW contest with 13 other branches competing.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many branch members who contributed to Speech Trek in 2022. We appreciate our long-standing contributors and welcome the many new contributors this year. Because of your generosity, we can award $1,075 in cash prizes to our winners each year. Donors include Ann Arneill, Kathleen Asay, Alice G. Bauer, Shari Beck, RosaLee Black, Jean Bonar, Margaret Brown, Jane Cooley, Deborah Dunn, Judy Foote, Lori Franz, Cheryl Fuller, Joan Hammond, Marlys Fredrickson Huez, Elizabeth Jordan, Catherine Locke, Mary Miller, Elaine Moody, Susana Mullen, Vicki L. Nicholson, Bonnie Penix, Diane Petersen, Ann Rhodes, Georgia Richardson, Marianne Rorden, Elizabeth Rose, Sandi Schoenman, Barbara Smith, Hedda Smithson, Diana Squire, Anna Storey, Ruth Werner, Shirley Wheeler, Linda Whitney, Sandra Winter and Gloria Yost.