Henry Grave Speech Contest

  • In 1963, the Henry Greve Speech Contest was established in memory of Henry Greve, a Kern County speech therapist who was killed in an auto accident.  A member of Bakersfield Toastmasters Club #270, Henry Greve is remembered for organizing the Junior Toastmasters Clubs in Kern County. The Junior Toastmasters gained worldwide recognition when Reader’s Digest publicized their work.
  • After a multiyear absence due to the COVID pandemic, the district's Henry Greve Speech Competition returned on February 7th, 2023! Enjoy pictures below from the event!