High school girls:


Saturday, June 17, 2023, high school girls from all over the state will meet at the State Capitol in Saint Paul to speak on the topic, Securing “the Blessings of Liberty” in 21st Century America.

  • All the competitors will deliver their carefully reasoned, persuasively presented orations three times – including once in the historic House of Representatives Chamber NEW!
  • They’ll also enjoy a special tour of the magnificent Capitol and lunch in the Rathskeller
  • The three top-rated speakers will move on to the final round in the Rotunda and compete for prizes of $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000
  • BONUS! A generous donor has just added $500 to each finalist prize, bringing the totals to $2,500, $2,000 and $1,500!

Applications to compete will be accepted between March 1 and April 1, 2023, but now’s the time to start planning. Check out Getting Started and Frequently Asked Questions and stay current on Speaking Proudly developments by joining our email list.

Encourage Minnesota girls to take part by giving them the Speaking Proudly brochure and poster.

This is the third biennial Speaking Proudly, a nonpartisan, nonprofit project of Metro Republican Women.

Find out what past competitors and judges have to say about Speaking Proudly.