2024 MLK Oratorical Contest
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The Killeen Alpha Education Foundation In Conjunction with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Kappa Sigma Lambda Chapter are sponsoring the 7th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest. This competition will be held on January 13, 2024 at 9:06 am at Anderson Chapel AME Church, 1002 Jefferis Avenue, Killeen TX 76543.
The competition is a contest designed to motivate high school males to excel in education. The competition encourages students to express their views on a pre-selected topic and focuses on the ability of the students to communicate orally and in writing. The contest is also designed to give young men experience in public speaking reviewing legal documents as well as provide an opportunity for them to obtain some financial support for their academic needs and pursuits. Participants will receive cash prizes. 1st Place $500.00, 2nd $300.00, and 3rd Place $150.00.
The theme and topic of the competition is always considered from the point of view of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The theme and topic for 2024:
Theme: What ethical, cultural and moral standards should we use to create AI and confine their behaviors?
Topic for consideration: “ In an age where AI’s potential for both good and harm is immense, how can Dr. King’s emphasis on nonviolence and love influence the boundaries we set for AI behavior?”
We are seeking deserving young males to participate who meet the following minimum requirements:
· Male High School Student
· Exemplifies good character
· Demonstrates leadership ability
Please submit your completed application by November 17, 2023.
Thank you very much for your assistance with our program. We look forward to your participation. If you have additional questions or need further clarification please contact Brother Tony Rose at 254-458-0353 or Bro. Kino Hickey at 254-451-8385.
Bro. Tony Rose