Speaking Proudly

An Oratory Competition for Minnesota Girls


(Details below about extended deadline)

Click here to apply

Minnesota girls:

We want to hear you speaking proudly!

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 50 high school-age girls will participate in the inaugural Speaking Proudly oratory competition at the beautifully restored Minnesota State Capitol. We hope you will be one of them.

Sponsored by Metro Republican Women, Speaking Proudly offers participants a supportive opportunity to develop their research, writing and speaking skills and express their patriotism. Give the competition your serious consideration. You have a lot to gain from it!

Countdown to the Competition








Parents, teachers and others:

Please tell girls about Speaking Proudly and encourage them to participate. Also, we would appreciate your financial contribution in support of this worthy investment in Minnesota’s girls.

Speaking Proudly Deadline Extended to September 14

Organizers of the Speaking Proudly oratory competition announced today they are extending the application deadline to Saturday, September 14.

“This is our first Speaking Proudly competition and we now realize the August 1 deadline did not give the girls enough time to learn about the event and apply,” spokeswoman Deb Kaczmarek said in a news release. “By extending the deadline to the early weeks of the school year, we can offer this challenging and rewarding opportunity to more girls.”

Kaczmarek encouraged high school teachers and parents to tell their students and daughters about Speaking Proudly.

To apply, girls need to submit an application form and a brief summary and outline of their speech. “We will invite qualifying applicants as quickly as possible, to allow them maximum time to prepare their speeches,” Kaczmarek said. The deadline extension does not affect competitors who applied already and are being sent invitations to compete, she noted.