The Pasadena Bar Association Announces Dates for Their 2012 Speech Scholarship Contest

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Pasadena Bar Association has announced dates for their 2012 Speech Scholarship Tournament, giving local high school students an opportunity to win scholarships.

The Pasadena Bar Association will be hosting a Speech Scholarship Tournament at La Salle High School campus on Saturday, April 21, 2012, giving local high school students an opportunity to win scholarships. The final round will be held at noon, on Law Day, May 10, 2012 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium

The top two finalists will speak in front of approximately 150 judges and lawyers. The first place winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship. The second place winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship. And the third, fourth and fifth place winners will each receive a $100 scholarship. Trophies and ribbons will also be presented to those contestants who place first through tenth.

The choice of topics for the speeches will be announced within the next couple of weeks. This tournament is an open tournament, meaning that the Pasadena Bar Association will allow students from any local high school to participate. The Association expects a large number of contestants based on the success of last year's tournament. In addition, the Association intends on promoting the event heavily during the next three months, including going to local high schools to speak to students who may have an interest in participating.

The Pasadena Bar Association Speech Scholarship Tournament is unique due to the fact that contestants will speak in front of a group of lawyers at every round (in other competitions competitors usually speak to only one judge, until the final round). Members of our Association are really looking forward to participating in the preliminary rounds, as it gives them a sense of satisfaction that they are giving back to the community in a meaningful way that is unique to attorneys. The Association invites any of its members who are interested in participating in judging the preliminary rounds to contact Donald Schweitzer at don(at)pasadenalawoffice(dot)com.

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