Optimist Internationalís Oratorical Contest
The topic for 2018 contest is:† "Where Are My Roots of Optimism"
For more information, contact Dave Arone
*** If there is interest, we will also hold a Communications Contest for the Hearing Impaired ***
The Optimist Oratorical Contest gives youngsters
a chance to speak to the world.
More than $159,000 in scholarships are annually. Optimist International clubs have
been conducting Oratorical Contests since 1928. Many famous individuals have
participated, including actress Julia Roberts.
Each Optimist club conducts competitions for middle or high school students under age 19
Speeches must run for 4-5
minutes in length. Girls and Boys compete at the club
level. All presentations must speak on the topic. Winners at the club
level receive medallions. The District boy and girl winner each receive
a $2500 college scholarship. The Weddington Optimistís club contest
will be conducted in March 2018.