Speech Contest

The La Mesa-El Cajon Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will again sponsor the annual Speech Trek, speech contest, open to all high school students grades 9-12. The virtual contest is open to all high schools including public, charter, and private.


Each year, a critical topic is selected and students, along with a branch coach create, prepare, and present an original, 5-6 minute speech. This year’s topic is “Has social Media helped or hindered the breaking down of barriers for women and girls?”


Due to the current health crisis, the contest will be held virtually at the local level with each participant’s speech being recorded. The winning participant’s video will then be sent to the AAUW State competition.

Winners at the local level in the La Mesa-El Cajon branch will receive cash prizes! 1st place -$500. and $250. for the runner-up.

The winners at the State level will win $1500., second place-- $1000.00 and third place-- $500.


Interested students should contact Laura Boehmke at lboehmke@schscougars.org or Sue Sutton at ssutton1@cox.net for application and student tool kit. Application deadline is November 20,2020.

Steele Canyon High School, A California Charter School 

12440 Campo Road, Spring Valley, CA 91978 


AP Fax: (619) 660-7198 
Finance Fax: (619) 660-7002 
Registrar Fax: (619) 660-7197 

9th & 11th: 619-660-3532

10th & 12th: 619-660-3531
Call one hour in advance for an 

off-campus pass: (619) 660-3533

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