2018-19 Topic: 
    "What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Being Part of a Global Community?"

    This event was established in 1955 for 7th and 8th grade students by the Bakersfield Toastmasters Club and offers students the opportunity to participate in a speech event. Students prepare a 4½ - 7 minute speech on a designated topic. Each District junior high school can submit two entries. Students are judged on content, delivery, and language of their speeches. 
    In February of each year (this school year, Thursday, February 7, 2019), the District holds its annual Henry Greve Speech contest. The junior high schools are notified in the fall of that year’s assigned topic. Student participants write and present original speeches. After listening to all of the speeches, judges select two representatives and one alternate. The two Representatives continue on to represent the District at the county competition which will be held Thursday, March 14, 2019, at the Kern County Superintendent of Schools office,  City Centre Building, 1300 17th Street, Room 1B. Since 1974, our District has had seven first place winners at the county competition.


    County Student Event Site: (http://ci.kern.org/StudentEvents/english) - Topic for 2019-20: "TBA."
    For more information, contact Trina Lovio,  at (661) 831-8331, ext. 6152 or via email at tlovio@pbvusd.net.
Year Won Student's Name District Junior High School
1974 Joan Zimmerman Thompson
2000 Kelsey Barney Tevis
2001 Liliana Pinault Tevis
2003 Guy Rodgers Warren
2006 Alicia Mathur Warren
2007 Alicia Mathur Warren
2011 Amnit Dhillon Stonecreek