FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 25, 2021
BROOKLYN CATHOLIC SCHOOL TO HOST BLACK HISTORY MONTH ORATORICAL COMPETITION
St. Francis Assisi Catholic Academy in Brooklyn will host the 4th grade Black History Month Oratorical Competition finals tomorrow, Friday, February 26, 2021, at 10 a.m. in the school auditorium and shared via Zoom with all academy classrooms.
As part of the school’s celebration of Black History Month, each day this week students competed in grade-specific final rounds, concluding tomorrow with the fourth grade. The overall Black History Month Oratorical Competition school winner will also be chosen tomorrow.
Seven fourth graders have advanced to their grade-level finals and will present from memory a famous speech made by an African-American. The speeches selected include: “A More Perfect Union” by President Barack Obama, “What to a slave is The Fourth of July” by Frederick Douglas, the speeches given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis at the 1963 March on Washington, and the speech given by Rosa Parks at the 1965 Alabama Freedom March.
St. Francis Assisi Catholic Academy is located at 400 Lincoln Road in Brooklyn. Lorraine Pierre is the Principal.
Members of the media interested in attending are asked to send an email to John Quaglione at email@example.com.