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Metro Republican Women (MN)

Metro Republican Women (MN)
Posted: Jul 6, 2023
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Club Presents Third Biennial Oratory Competition for High School Girls

Metro Republican Women of Minnesota presented the third biennial Speaking Proudly oratory competition on Saturday,  June 17. High school girls from across Minnesota met at the State Capitol in Saint Paul to deliver an eight-minute speech on the topic, "Securing the Blessings of Liberty in 21st Century America."

Through their speeches, these competitors had the opportunity to showcase their extensive research, writing, and public speaking skills, with top performers receiving a college scholarship.

Winners of the 2023 competition are:

  • First place – Francesca Rose Chastek, a St. Paul resident and Chesterton Academy student, who received $2,500 for her speech titled, “How to Escape the Prison You Built.”
  • Second place – Elizabeth Lynn Mitchell of Minnetonka, also a Chesterton Academy student, who received $2,000 for “Rediscovering the Roots of Liberty: Securing Our Nation’s Education.”
  • Third place – Malia Kaye Schleusener, an Arden Hills resident and homeschooled student, who received $1,500 for “Speaking Boldly in the Midst of Modern Opposition.”

Competitors also enjoyed a special tour of the State Capitol and lunch in the Rathskeller.

The event was live-streamed by Alpha News.

Learn more about Speaking Proudly


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