Rep. Sander Levin (D-9th District) kicks off the annual Student Inaugural Address Competition at a Birmingham high school Wednesday.
Levin, who represents Michgan's 9th congressional district, will visit an AP Government class at Birmingham's Groves High School Wednesday to officially mark the beginning of the competition.
During the competition, high school students throughout the 9th congressional district are invited 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.
Starting Thursday, students will be able to submit their videos to Levin's website, www.levin.house.gov. More details about the compeition will be released soon.
Birmingham was formerly in the 9th congressional district before redistricting moved the city to the 11th District, now represented by Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-11th District).
The newly redrawn 9th District includes Royal Oak, Bloomfield Township, Berkley, Huntington Woods, Southfield Township and Beverly Hills — where Groves High School is located. Students living in Beverly Hills are eligible to apply while Birmingham residents are not.