Speech Trek

Speech Trek is one of our favorite activities at AAUW Iron Mountain/Kingsford.

We are pleased to announce that we will hold 2023 Speech Trek on

Wednesday, April 12 at 4:30 at Bay College – Room 236.


Speech Trek is open to all students enrolled in public and private high schools, including home schooled students, in the Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine, Niagara, Florence, West Iron, Forest Park, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, North Dickinson, and Norway school districts.

Interested students must submit the “Speech Trek Student Application and Parent/Guardian Permission Form” by no later than April 5th.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Jan Van Gasse
906-563-8791 (home), 906-396-2747 (cell)

2022-2023 Speech Topic:  “What is the most pressing issue (social/political/economic) facing your generation?”

Students are to answer the question, thoroughly research the topic, and support the answer with scientifically-based evidence, including citations.  The persuasive speech is to be presented in an impassioned, concise, convincing manner.  The speech is to be no shorter than 5 minutes and may not be more than 6 minutes.  One 4″ x 6″ note card may be used when delivering the speech. Students that have participated in the contest in the past may not speak about the same issue.

Prizes – First Place $300 ~ Second Place $200 ~ Third Place $100 

The winning speech will be presented at our Scholarship Meeting in the Spring.

The Application Deadline for 2023 has passed. Please check again for 2024 Applications in early 2024.


1st Place

Andar Olson – Niagara

2nd Place

Rocco Santora – Niagara

3rd Place

McKinlee Peterson – Kingsford