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OCSD to Host the 2023 MLK Jr. Oratory Competition


WHO: Orangeburg County School District (OCSD)

WHAT: 2nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Oratory Competition

WHEN: Monday, January 30, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. 

WHERE: New Mount Zion Baptist Church, located in Orangeburg, S.C.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The 2023 contest theme is “Celebrating the Impact of our Youth.” The contest allows students of OCSD to use their voices to motivate and inspire others through public speaking. Additionally, the competition celebrates cultural diversity and highlights our students as they honor Dr. King and the tremendous impact that he has had and continues to have on our world.

The event is open to the public, and all media partners are invited to attend.

For additional information, contact: Mr. Hayward Jean, Director of Student Services, at

You can view or download the press release here.