Yale Afro-American Cultural Center Oratorical Competition Winners!

On Saturday, three HSC ALSJ students shared their answers to the question, “What character traits must youth develop in order to become emerging leaders?” at the Yale University Afro-American Cultural Center’s Third Annual Ogilvie Robinson DeChabert Oratorical Competition.

Shawn Morris won first place with his speech about the importance of parents as the first leaders in our lives: “When we were young and afraid, we didn’t call out to superheroes; we called out to our parents.” Tyler Wrightington took second place by talking about the importance of leaders knowing who they are, being innovators, and taking initiative, while Jacim Ruiz place third by exploring respect and whether leaders are born or made. Clearly, all three of these young men are on their way to becoming the great leaders of tomorrow!