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Inaugural Greg Shropshire Memorial Oratorical Contest

Floyd Against Drugs is sponsoring its inaugural oratorical contest in memory of Mr. Greg

Shropshire. The contest will take place Saturday, February 4, 2023, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Garden Lakes Baptist Church Chapel, 2200 Redmond Circle, Rome, GA 30165.

The speech topic is Living Drug-Free is a Life Worth Celebrating.

Mr. Shropshire is remembered fondly by people of all ages for many reasons. He was a beloved friend and family person, a highly committed public servant, a veteran educator with the Rome City Schools and Rome Transitional Academy, a consultant, and a principal behind each summer’s Foundation Camp. He held leadership positions in many community groups including 100 Black Men of Rome-Northwest Georgia. Community youth are among his greatest legacy for they bear the thumbprint of his outstanding service focused on their success and well-being: he devoted much of his heart and time to mentorship.

How to Enter

Contestants must enter via email or postal mail by January 16, 2023.

FAD Oratorical Contest 2023
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Mailed entries must be postmarked by January 16th.

a. Email the completed form to Carol Willis ( OR

b. Mail the completed form to:

Dr. Sarah L. Allred

Berry College, 2277 Martha Berry Highway Campus Box 5010 Mt. Berry, GA 30149

The contest is open to youth who live or attend school in Rome City or Floyd County, Georgia who have not yet completed secondary school or their GED. Contestants must be under age 19 as of January 1, 2023, and at least 11 years of age by August 1, 2022.

Note: Please read the Contest's Official Rules included with the application form for complete details.

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