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Good For Alaska Announces 2014 Public Speaking Contest For Students Statewide

Kimberlee Hayward of announced the official opening of this year’s public speaking contest for students throughout the state. The theme this year is “Good for Alaska!”

Interested students will write an essay and present it publicly. It must highlight something the student would like to help change in their community or elsewhere in Alaska. It can be a solution to an existing problem or the creation of something new, and it must be something the student could realistically make happen using the power of crowdfunding…something “Good for Alaska!”

Winners will be chosen in both the middle school and high school categories. Awards include scholarship money, medals, and more. This year’s judges include Lee Ann Lilly, Executive Director of the Excellent Children Homeschool Collaborative (, Courtney Marchesani, Owner of, and yet to be named Anchorage School District staff and community members.


For details and to register, visit Registration is open to high school and middle school students across the state and closes March 15. Presentations will be held in April with the exact date and location of presentations and judging to be announced based on number of entries. Students not located in the Anchorage area will be able to participate live via Google Hangout or other technologies.

Businesses, organizations, and individuals wishing to sponsor or donate prizes or money to the scholarship funds, please contact Kimberlee at


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