After School Learning Tree and Teen Speaking Skills offer ‘Inspirational Speech Contest’ for Students in San Diego

Challenge your child to speak to a live audience and showcase his or her public speaking skills by competing in the fall 2012 After School Learning Tree Inspirational Speech Contest. After School Learning Tree and Teen Speaking Skills President and Founder Kathleen Petrone are teaming up for the first annual After School Learning Tree Speech Contest to celebrate and encourage the development of public speaking skills in San Diego. The speech contest is open to all children in 1st-6th grade in San Diego.

The speech contest will be held at the After School Learning Tree center in Sorrento Valley on Thursday, Oct. 18, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Children may compete in the 1st-3rd grade division or the 4th-6th grade division. The 1st-3rd grade students will present 1-3 minute inspirational speeches, and the 4th-6th grade students will present 2-4 minute inspirational speeches.

Trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each division. The entry fee is $15, and the deadline to register is Oct. 12.

For more details regarding the speech contest or speaking skills classes and to register your child, please call After School Learning Tree at (858) 259-0066 or Teen Speaking Skills at (858) 353-9493.