Youth Forum


2017 Title: The Impact of Media on Society
Saturday, March 18, 2017 | Registration 8:30am | Program 9:00am

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The Soroptimist International of Seaford - Youth Forum is an annual event that provides an opportunity for our young people to come together in a structured environment to practice public speaking, express opinions, learn different facets of society, discuss issues of today and to offer possible solutions regarding the topic discussed..

Students, grades nine through twelve, are invited to participate in the Spring of 2017 Youth Forum.
Criteria for judging:
  • Originality of ideas and solutions offered
  • Persuasiveness without taking over group
  • Ability to maintain objectivity and limit comments to the assigned topic
  • Clarity of thought and ability to summarize findings
  • Ability to perceive and solve problems
  • Congeniality with peers.
Awards:
  • 1st Place - $750
  • 2nd Place - $500
  • 3rd Place - $400
  • 4th Place - $300
The awards will be presented to winners at the Annual Soroptimist Awards Banquet. Students will be invited to the dinner to receive their award and certificate.

Students are not provided with forum questions prior to the event. They should be prepared to discuss the topic based on prior research. Students will also be afforded valuable information relevant to the forum’s topic by a guest speaker and moderator.

Student's must complete the student application and be signed by a parent or guardian (if the student is over the age of 18, they may complete the form themselves) and return the forms to their guidance counselor by the date on the application.

Guidance counselors are urged to encourage students to participate. For more information please contact us at forum@siofseaford.org.