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Welcome to our 2019 Scholarship & Awards Program where we will have as our Keynote Speakers, “The Dueling Poets”, The Delaware Poet Laureates in a Showcase of Talent with our Orators!

This year’s 34th Annual Scholarship & Awards Program will feature our keynote presenters:  The Dueling Twin Poets” who are Delaware’s 17th Poet Laureates:  Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Al Mills.

It will showcase current Orators and alumni. The showcase event with a reception to follow will be held on:              

Saturday, May 18, 2019 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Villagers Theatre Somerset, NJ

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Our theme this year is “The Power of Expression”. We are pleased this event continues to attract numerous corporate, business and community leaders who are committed to helping our young people excel. We also are providing parents and supporters an opportunity to purchase an ad in our program journal. Your donation will help to provide scholarships to our graduating seniors and high achievers.

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New Jersey Orators builds confident youth by teaching them the art of public speaking and helping them to build skills for college and careers.

Close Achievement Gaps

High school students, especially low income and minority students, struggle on state and international achievement tests and fall short of college entrance requirements in reading and math. Read more…

College & Career Readiness

College and careers now require the same level of skills. Productivity, the foundation of American competitiveness, depends on a skilled workforce at every level. Read more…

Reading Literacy

How students perform in two key areas, reading and math, may affect how they see the world and how they make decisions in that world. Standardized testing in New Jersey has revealed that African-Americans and other minority “at-risk” youth…are not scoring competitively in language skills. Sixty-eight percent of New Jersey high school students met or exceeded literacy expectations. Read more…


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