2022 Ann Owen Gordon Teen Oratorical Competition

On Saturday, January 15, 2022, the Knoxville Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., will host the 2022 Ann Owen Gordon Teen Oratorical Contest. The Oratorical Competition will take place in person at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, at 9:30 a.m.

We are truly excited about the oratorical theme for this year and look forward to hearing what our youth have to say. The theme for the Ann Owen Gordon Oratorical Contest Division I (ages 13-15) and Division II (ages 16-19) is as follows:

“Educated, Melanated, and Highly Sophisticated”

This annual event has been held in collaboration with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission for more than twenty years and is recognized as one of the weekly signature events. For more information regarding the 2022 MLK Celebration Events, please visit www.mlkknoxville.com.

Please note: Covid-19 protocols will be followed for this pre-registered event.

Guidelines & Registration

Please make all inquires to jackandjill.oratorical@gmail.com.

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