The Santa Clarita Valley Business Group, in partnership with the William S. Hart Union High School District, will be sponsoring the 2nd Annual “Speech Week” Competition in early November. This competition will involve approximately 100 eighth grade students from each of the Hart District’s junior high schools. The topic for each student’s three-minute speech will be, “Why is my education indispensable to my future?”
The preliminary rounds begin at 6 pm on Nov. 2 with La Mesa hosting Sierra Vista. On Nov. 4, Arroyo Seco hosts Rio Norte, and on Nov. 5, Placerita hosts Rancho Pico. The top two students from each school’s preliminary round will advance to the championship round hosted by Rancho Pico on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 6 pm. The speeches will be judged by over 30 business owners from the Santa Clarita Valley Business Group. The overall top three students will receive cash awards in the amounts of $200, $100, and $50.
The Santa Clarita Valley Business Group is a professional networking group founded in 2002 and is comprised of over 75 business owners who work and live in the Santa Clarita community. The SCVBG is very proud and privileged to be associated with the Hart School District in such a rewarding event benefitting local students. Interested students should contact the main office of their school for details.