This year’s topic is: “What is the Cost of Public Education?”
Join the eight students selected, and hear their arguments around this year's topic.
Speakers are encouraged to build their speech around this topic, using any narrative and argument that fits their thesis. The first round featuring all eight speakers will be held February 5th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. The second round featuring the top four speakers from the first round will be held February 12th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
Eight students will be chosen to face off in two rounds, with cash awards going to the top three speakers.
The awards for speakers are:
1st place: $750.00
2nd place: $500.00
3rd place: $300.00
And a $50.00 bookstore gift certificate for the five participants who didn’t place.
This year’s Student Speaker Challenge is presented by the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs, the Women’s Centre, the University of Lethbridge Students’ Union, the Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group.