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Students get a chance to let their voices be heard: Public Relations students invite you to the 2023 Speechapalooza event

Flier for Speechapalooza eventPhoto courtesy Principles of Public Relations class

Northern Essex Community College students are excited to announce the upcoming Speechapalooza event, which will take place on April 20, 2023.

Speechapalooza is an annual event organized by students from Professor Kim Lyng’s Public Relations class, where students can write and recite their own speeches in front of a live audience.

This year, the students are taking the lead in organizing the event, which includes everything from logistics and promotion to hosting and ensuring a smooth running on the day of the event.

Speechapalooza will take place from 1 p,m. to 2:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall A in the Spurk Building, located at 100 Elliot St. in Haverhill.

“Speechapalooza is always such a fun and valuable experience for students in the Public Relations course. It gives them the chance to apply skills they’ve learned in the classroom to real-world events,” said Lyng. “I love to see their excitement and I always encourage them to put their experience down on their resume as they worked so hard to create a professional level event that they should be proud of.”

The event will feature speeches on a variety of topics, and attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy pizza and win prizes.

Speechapalooza is open to all students who would like to submit a speech.

If you are interested in participating, please email the event’s Executive Event Coordinator, Shawn Hood at with your name and speech topic by April 16.

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