OC Human Relations’ annual YouthSpeak Speech Contest is a county-wide search for the top human relations speech written by an 8th-12th grade student.  This year, students were asked to submit a short, inspirational speech reflecting on what we can say or do as individuals to make all people feel welcome and included in our great nation.

After reading through a multitude of high-quality entries and listening to the speeches of the short-listed students, the Board of OC Human Relations has selected Lucinda Marvel, an 8th grade student at Oak Middle School in Los Alamitos, as the recipient of the 2016 award.

Lucinda will deliver her speech at Awards 45 on May 5 and receive a cash scholarship.  To purchase tickets to Awards 45 click here.

For a text version of Lucinda’s speech, click here

For more information about YouthSpeak contact Selva Miranda at 714.480.6586 or by email at [email protected]

For more information about Awards 45 contact Melissa Morgan at 714-480-6582 or by email at [email protected]