ANNUAL SPEECH FESTIVAL AT MOANALUA HIGH SCHOOL, HONOLULU, HI
Moanalua High School is the only high school in the area that has a major "2nd language" curriculum, with seven languages taught: Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, German, French, Hawaiian, Spanish. Moanalua High School hosts 1,5oo students for the Annual Speech Festival.
RPCVs have been called to participate in the event as 1) judges for the speech presentations and 2) as presenters sharing their knowledge of another language.
RPCVs answered students' questions and described Peace Corps Service as a great way to learn and to use another language.
Participation in 2019 was so well received that RPCVHI members planned to return in 2020. Sadly the COVID pandemic changed the plans for the annual festival.
RPCVHI looks forward to participating in 2021. This event is a fabulous opportunity to educate high school students about the Peace Corps and the value of living and working overseas.