Lewis Students Awarded for Agape’s MLK Oratorical Contest

Lewis University Students Awarded for Agape’s MLK Oratorical Contest

Published: January 29, 2024.

Three Lewis University students won the top spots in the Agape Connection MLK Oratorical Contest on January 14. Students in the competition created and presented speeches focusing on Critical Race Theory and the philosophy, beliefs, and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Students were to deliver a six-eight minute speech discussing the theme, “Global Racism and Extremism are a Threat to Humanity, and Democracy. Change Must Be Demanded with Intentionality, Urgency and Actions!”

The top winners of the contest included three Lewis University students:

  • 1st- Katelyn Brombosz
  • 2nd- Kristen Pawlowski
  • 3rd- Devin Kenebrew

The top three winners of the contest were awarded prizes ranging from $3000-$1500 for their speeches about topics such as book bans, race, and antisemitism.

Agape Connection, Inc. (Agape) is a not-for-profit, community-based organization responding to the needs of the community in Aurora as well as the entire West Suburban Chicago area. The goal in Agape Connection’s various initiatives are to make significant and lasting contributions toward improving the quality of life for the residents of Aurora and its surrounding communities.

Lewis University is an innovative Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, and globally-connected graduates who impact the world for the better. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.



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