2017 Oratorical Contest

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Optimist Club of Van Wert to Sponsor Oratorical Contest for Students

The Optimist Club of Van Wert wants to inform you about its annual Oratorical Contest for students to be held Sunday, February 19, 2017. The topic this year is “What the World Gains from Optimism.”

Students’ speeches will be judged based on content and presentation to determine the top boy and girl winners. First-place winners will receive a $300 prize and advance to the zone or regional level, and possibly the district level for the opportunity to win scholarships.

The Oratorical Contest challenges students to express their thoughts and opinions to an audience with the opportunity to win prizes and scholarships. Our club hopes to bring out the best in each of young person and help them achieve their goals for the future.

The Oratorical Contest will be held at Community Health Professionals, 1159 Westwood Dr., Van Wert. Applications are due Feb. 10.

Applications may be obtained from your teacher, guidance counselor or school office. For questions, please contact Greg Yinger at 567-259-5277. If submitting an entry directly to the Club, please mail to Greg Yinger, 1159 Westwood Dr., Van Wert, OH 45891 or fax to 419-238-9391.