Four high school students spoke about leadership and their dreams to a 14-member committee in charge of choosing student orators for the celebration of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., set for Sunday.
The Martin Luther King, Jr., Local Host Committee will choose student speakers to deliver their speeches, be recognized and earn cash prizes of up to $100.
Six students, including some from elementary school, signed up to try out for the speech competition. Only four auditioned on Monday, however, because two were out of town, said former Madera County School Superintendent Sally Frazier, committee member.
Those who auditioned were Pioneer Technical Center seniors Kassidee Gammell and Morgan Marie Sotelo, Madera County Independent Academy senior Ray Santiago and junior Odalys Ortiz...