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 2022 was “Resilience”. 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 april@ochumanrelations.org

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