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Oratorical Contest

2019 National Baptist Oratorical Contest
Wednesday, June 19th - 1:00 p.m.
Baltimore Convention Center - Room 307

1st Place - Rachel Henderson, Georgia
2nd Place - Danielle Jenkins, New Jersey
3rd Place - Joseph Matthews, Michigan

What is the Oratorical Contest?

The Oratorical Contest provides young people with an opportunity to develop and receive recognition for their public speaking skills.  Contestants are judged based on a set of criteria that measure their demonstration of intellectual thinking and positive expression in an original written and oral presentation of the annual theme.  College scholarships are awarded to the contestants with the highest scores.  The Oratorical Contest is held annually during the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education Annual Session.

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Theme: "Envisioning the Future Exceptionally as we Send Disciples for Christ"

Scripture references: Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16; Luke 24:46-47; John 20:21



Bro. BerThaddaeus Bailey, National Baptist Congress Oratorical Contest Coordinator

History of NBC Oratorical Winners:  2003 to 2018

2019 Rachel Henderson - Georgia
2018 Rakayla Brooks - Missouri
2017 India Nichole Martin - Ohio

2016 Billie Mwangi - New Jersey
2015 Chante' Dobson - Tennessee - 
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2014 Yunique’Murphy- Oklahoma - Click here to download the report
2013 Joei M. Robertson- Utah - Click here to download the report
2012 BerThaddaeus M. P. Bailey- Oklahoma - Click here to download the report
2011 Nadia Agbozo – New Jersey
2010 Sabrina Elizabeth Stansberry – Louisiana
2009 Michael Evans -Michigan
2008 Synthia Pullum – Texas
2007 Sha' Vana Daniels - Utah
2006 Brandi Fulton - Louisiana
2005 TeRance Darnell Golden - Missouri
2004 Tasia Stone - Florida
2003 Crystal Horne - California / Bruce Hughes - Illinois Oratorical Winner (Tie)
Bro. BerThaddaeus Bailey, MPA, National Baptist Congress Oratorical ContestCoordinator