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High School Speak-Off Contest

Since 1987, the local Resource Conservation District (RCD) has offered an Annual Speak–Off Contest for High School students. Created by the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD), this contest is open to all Glenn County students in the 9th – 12th grade levels.

Each year, a different topic is chosen by CARCD. Here are some of the past topics:

  • "Why do we need to act to save the monarch butterfly? What can RCDs do to help?"
  • "How can RCDs help landowners reduce the threat of fires?"
  • "How can RCDs better involve their communities in conservation?"
  • "Based on history, what is your conservation dream and how can Resource Conservation Districts be involved?"

Contestants prepare a 3-5 minute speech on the given topic.

First, a local contest is held at the County-level. The top speaker will advance to the regional contest. The top regional speaker will advance to the State contest. In addition to the possibility of advancing, each contest has a cash prize!

Click below to see a list of past Glenn County speakers!



The local contest is held annually, usually in September. More information and the 2020 application will be available soon!