A speech contest titled "My Freedom, My Future, My America," sponsored by Hagerstown TEA Party, will be held this summer.
It is for those between 14 and 22, who live within 60 miles of Hagerstown.
The speech should be 1,000 words or less.
Submit your speech to HagerstownTeaParty@myactv.net by midnight Wednesday, July 1. Paper copies will be accepted if they are mailed to Hagerstown TEA Party, 20005 Lindenhurst Court, Hagerstown MD 21742 and are received on or before July 1.
Three winners will be chosen to present their speeches to a panel of judges at the Hagerstown TEA Party on July 7 at 3:15 p.m., with decisions available to the applicants by 4 p.m. All three of the top contestants will be honored at approximately 5 p.m. at the Hagerstown TEA Party. At that time, the first-place winner will present his/her speech to the participants of the TEA Party.
The first-place winner will receive $76, honoring the year of the nation's declaration of freedom.