Don't worry about the above, what you wrote wasn't pompous to begin with and nothing wrong with being proud of where you went to school. Where is your Kaplan audition? I'd imagine the degree of competition is directly proportionate to the size of the area. I'm a New Yorker, just moved down to NC and auditioned in Winston-Salem. It was me and one other dude (a Wake undergrard), and the Kaplan guy--really a joke. My topic was how to design a basic weight lifting program (yeah, I'm that meathead). The only caution I'd give you is they seem almost giddy at the thought of cutting you off at five minutes, so try not to run over. Do your best to have at least minimal audience interaction. If your boardwork is really horrible (like mine), consider composing a quick handout to compensate. That's what I did--I typed everything I was gonna write on the board and passed it out, so that my audience of two could follow along. Any of your topic choices are fine. At my audition, it was me with the weights, and the other guy talked about how to distill home-made moonshine. Good luck, it's really a breeze audition.