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The J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association invites all Prince George's and Montgomery County high school students to compete in the Association's annual Oratorical Contest!  The event will be held virtually on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Participants will have the opportunity to compete for scholarship awards totaling $3,250.

First Place: $1,500

Second Place: $1,000

Third Place: $750


Topic: Critical Race Theory: The Relevance of Preserving & Remembering Our Ancestral History

To be eligible, applicants must be high school juniors or seniors attending school or residing in either Prince George's or Montgomery County.


Applications and information sheet may be downloaded below and must be submitted no later than February 19, 2023.

(Applications are limited to the first twelve (12) Applicants with standby applicants accepted!!)

Applications MUST be submitted with an outline of the applicant's speech

(50 word minimum).


The event is free, but registration is required.  Register to attend here.



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