Enter the Black History Oratorical Contest
Eastman conducts Black History Month Oratorical Contests annually for high school students at five of its manufacturing locations. The goal is to inform both students and the public about important contributions made globally by African Americans in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) fields.
A student choosing to participate must submit an original essay about a notable African American contributor for their site specific contest. Essays are judged on a number of criteria, which may include grammar; how well they demonstrate the African American’s contribution; the credibility and proper sourcing of references; and distinctiveness of the subject and/or topic. Students whose essays are among the top of all submissions for their site will be invited to attend a program during which they will present their orations and receive recognition and monetary rewards. Eastman will record and virtually present the orations for the community to view.