Members of OC Human Relations Board recently chose Andres Guerrero, a junior at Anaheim’s Loara High School, as the winner of the 2014 Youth Speak contest. Andres will receive a $500 scholarship and deliver his speech at OC Human Relations Legacy Awards on May 8 at the City National Grove of Anaheim.

Andres closed his speech with these words:

“The time has come for us to finish the dream of equality for all. If we do as such, we will set off a chain reaction of action. We can… we must… we will make the dream of eliminating inequality, prejudice, intolerance, and discrimination of the Civil Rights Movement and Civil Rights Act… a reality”.

The 2014 YouthSpeak runners up are: Sarah Jones-Smith, an 8th grader at Oxford Academy

and Michael Freeman, a 10th grader at Canyon High School.