Alphas/AKAs Host BHM Oratorical Contest
Mu Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., in collaboration with Eta Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., will host the 35th Annual Oratorical Contest at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, at Riverside Office of Education, 4th Floor, Citrus Room, 4280 Brockton Avenue in Riverside.
The aim of the contest is to give area students an opportunity to highlight their speech writing, and oral delivery talents for distinguished guests, family, friends, and community leaders.
Application submission deadline is January 20. The contest is open to all students in grades 1st through 12th. Participants compete according to three grade groups: 1st through 5th; 6th through 8th; and 9th through 12th.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are community service organizations that service the Inland Empire, providing mentoring programs for adolescents, and participate in social activities and causes through the Inland Empire.
On Sunday, January 8 at the Community Youth Center in San Bernardino during the Social Lites, Inc. Beautillion meeting, former Sir Knight of Beautillion, Dr. Charles Brown of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Inc., Mu Xi Lambda Chapter along with member Dar’rell Jones and Twillea Evans-Carthen of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Eta Nu Omega Chapter, and member of Social Lites, Inc. presented information on the upcoming 35th Annual Oratorical Contest to participants of the Social Lites, Inc. Beautillion Program.
The Beautillion Program, now in its 56th year, is designed to help young men who are seniors in high school prepare for college through the solicitation of ads, leadership development, accountability, responsibility, etiquette, attire for all occasions, spiritual growth, public speaking, and community service. At the conclusion of the program one young man will be recognized “Sir Knight.”
The Beautillion program will conclude on April 1, at California State University, San Bernardino. For additional information, contact Sheri Lewis (909) 320–0799, Elsie Paulino (951) 205-8823, or Marlene Davis (909) 709-5502.