Take the Lead

Take the Lead Contestants

High School Public Speaking Contest

Take One: Make a video.
Take Two: Do it Live.
Take Three: Win Free Tuition & Residence.


Prepare and submit a five-minute video of yourself giving a speech. For the first time ever, young women in Grades 11 and 12, from around the world, are encouraged to participate.

Speak about about past or present women who empower others through leadership on a large or small scale – from family member to celebrity –  the possibilities are endless!

A select panel of judges at Brescia will review and score all video submissions. If your video is chosen, you will be invited to come to campus on Saturday, March 28th to deliver your speech in person and to compete for free tuition and a room in residence.

See how to register and hear more about the contest from past participants.

Each contestant will also receive a certificate of participation and a gift. Participation in Take the Lead will be added to your co-curricular transcript should you choose to enroll at Brescia for your studies.



If you have questions, please contact christine.vanleeuwen@uwo.ca