Each year, the IERCD holds a speak-off competition for local high school students. Participants prepare a 3-5 minute speech on the annual prompt and compete for cash prizes!
"What can Resource Conservation Districts do to help create a more inclusive dialogue about conservation work?"
All About Speak-Off! Episode 1:
What is Speak-Off?
All About Speak-Off! Episode 2:
What is inclusivity?
All About Speak-Off! Episode 3:
What are RCDs?
1st place: Emily Wang - Los Osos High School
2nd place: Alexa Sanchez - Rialto High School
3rd place: Taryn Thomas - Beaumont High School
4th place: Alisa Zhang -Los Osos High School
Emily went on to present her speech live over Zoom at the 2020 CARCD Conference, where she earned 2nd place!
The 2020 Speak-Off went virtual! Students participated by submitting a 3-5 minute video of themselves performing their speeches addressing the prompt: How should Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) serve and engage the entire community in conservation work?
1st place: Kiyani Carter - Beaumont High School
2nd place: Sina Lopez - Beaumont High School
3rd place: Ken Hua - Rialto High School
Kiyani went on to win 1st place at the regional level and 3rd place at the state level!