Presented by Our Authors Study Club and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Sigma Sigma Alumnae Chapter
A VIRTUAL EVENT
Grades 9-12 So Cal Residents Welcome
Since 1950 the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) has presented an oratorical contest for students to compete for cash scholarships. This contest is presented in Los Angeles in conjunction with Our Authors Study Club (OASC), the local branch of ASALH and the Sigma Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Each year the theme is selected by ASALH and presented by students in their local regions. It is with great pride that we continue this tradition of coveting
great speakers and awarding young scholars.
1st Place $500 2nd Place $300 3rd Place $200 APPLY NOW
Sigma Sigma was chartered in 1939 by Soror Ruby G. Peake and was assisted by Sorors Hattie McDaniel and Catherine White Williams. The local alumnae chapter carries out the mission of Sigma Gamma Rho, Sorority Inc. and is dedicated to education, health & wellness and empowerment for the communities that we serve. Current Basileus (President) is Soror Tawanda Carpenter. For more info: https://sgrho1922.org/
Contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12
from Los Angeles or surrounding areas. Are you the next Barack Obama, Kamala Harris, Amanda Gorman, Anna Navarro or Joaquin Castro?
Have you got skills? Can you wow a crowd? Congrats 2022 Winners
Kholin Young 3rd Place
Mia Moore 2nd Place
Olivia Carter 1st Place
Hunter Young- Honorable Mention
We wanna hear from you!
Our Authors Study Club was founded by Vassie D. Wright, who was also a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority. In 1945, she and a group of postal workers formed OASC to study the true history of African People. She is responsible for LA's 1st city wide Negro History Week celebration, which evolved to the current observation of Black History Month in Los Angeles. Mrs. Wright was born in Paola, Kansas and was educated in Colorado, Kansas and at USC. Mrs. Wright petitioned Carter G. Woodson (The Father of Black History) to charter OASC as the Los Angeles Branch of what is now known as ASALH.
For more info: https://asalh.org/
Current president of OASC is Mrs. Lura Ball https://oascla.org/
We are dedicated to helping students achieve higher education. Consider making a contribution to our local scholarship fund. Please note: For Local Scholarship via Zelle: email@example.com
For a Tax Deductible Donation via our National Education Fund (NEF) please inquire. Thank you.