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This Year's Theme

Every year a different theme is selected to provide a focus for the readings, speakers and discussions throughout the competition process and encourage participants to investigate complex issues related to the theme.

 This year's theme will be announced in late August 2014.

Last Year's Theme

Almost Home

 Finding ways to reduce teen homelessness.

Learn more about our current and past themes »

Sullivan Finalists' Day

Friday, February 28, 2014
12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Invitation Only

Participation is open to all Sullivan Leadership Award finalists.

Student Registration

Sullivan finalists will be welcomed and registered in the Casey atrium inside the main door of the Casey building,  ground floor. Click here for a map of campus.

Parent Arrival

Up to two family members are invited to join their students in the Student Center Hearth at 5:15 PM for a reception followed by a dinner. You can also check out Things to Do in Our Neighborhood.


Suggested dress for Finalists' Day is "business casual."

The Speech

Finalists have been sent a copy of Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope and a speech prompt.  Finalists should prepare to present a five-minute speech, to answer questions about your presentation and the book, and to interview with a subgroup of selection committee members.  You may have note cards in hand for your speech, but no other presentation media will be allowed.  We encourage you to prepare for the interview as you would a job interview, by practicing spoken responses to questions about your interests and experiences.

Travel Planning 

Hotels:  The Silver Cloud Inn is offering discounts for this event. Please click here for price and reservation information.

Transportation:   Airport Light Rail | Shuttle Express |  SU Parking | Amtrak


Campus Map 

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