2022 YouthSpeak Contest

OC Human Relations’ annual YouthSpeak Speech Contests is a county-wide search for the top human relations speech written and delivered by high school students.


The theme for 2020 was “Achieving Justice”. Orange County High School students were invited to submit a short, inspirational speech on how they have found pockets of joy or resilience during a global health crisis and continued racial injustice.

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 chose a speech by Chinonye Omeirandi as the winner. Chinonye delivered her speech at our May 12 Luncheon event to a standing ovation!

2022 YouthSpeak Contest Winners:

(click on their names to read their speeches)

1 – Chinonye Omeirondi, 12th grade, Cypress High School

2 – Esmeralda Feregrino, 12th grade, Katella High School

3 – Shaan Desai, 10th grade, Servite High School


For More Information:

April Van Ligten 714.480.6589 [email protected]


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