High school students in Rep. Sander Levin's 9th congressional district, which includes St. Clair Shores, are invited to write their own inaugural address this month in honor of President Barack Obama's second inauguration.
The Student Inaugural Address Competition invites students to submit, via video, their own two-three minute inaugural address explaining their vision for the country's future.
The submissions will be judged by a panel of local residents, while the winner will be announced during the week of Jan. 28. President Barack Obama will be officially sworn in for a second term, and give his second inaugural address, on Jan. 21.
Students may submit their videos to Levin's website through Friday, Jan. 25. Any student who does not have access to video recording equipment may schedule an appointment to record their video at Levin’s Roseville office by contacting Amanda York at 586-498-7122 or Amanda.York@mail.house.gov.
Each participant will receive a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition and finalists will be featured on Levin's website. The winner will be invited to lunch with the congressman.
For specific video guidelines, visit http://levin.house.gov/sites/levin.house.gov/files/inauguration.html.