Killeen: Annual oratorical contest honors MLK Jr. legacy

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) In remembering the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., several Central Texas high school students competed in the annual oratorical contest.

Six Central Texas high school students compete in the annual MLK oratorical contest.

The 2nd Annual Drum Major for Justice Oratorical Contest was presented by the brothers of the Kappa Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. -- the same fraternity in which Dr. King Jr. was a member of.

Dr. King Jr., a civil rights icon, was also a prolific speaker, delivering countless speeches including "I Have a Dream" in 1963.

"The competition is a contest designed to motive high school males to excel in education," a post stated.

Each student -- six in total -- had to deliver a timed speech on the topic, "What would MLK do to get the younger generation to vote?"

The first place winner received a $500 prize; second place $300; and third place $150.

1st: Artist Tyson
2nd: Jermahl Coleman
3rd: Damion Levy Jr.