Henry Greve Speech Contest

Though the competition has been around since 1955, Bakersfield Toastmasters Club #270 in memory of county speech therapist Henry Greve named it the Henry Greve Speech Contest in1963. Mr. Greve actively supported boys and girls oral language activities. Both Bakersfield Toastmasters Club #270 and the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office sponsor the annual competition.

Students must structure the speech around a purpose and include an opening, body, and conclusion. The speech should immediately engage the audience’s attention and then move forward toward a significant conclusion. Timing must be between 4 to 7 minutes long.

The top four winners advance to the County level finals.

Participants: Junior high/middle school students

When: February of each year

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