Optimist Club Hosts Oratorical Contest for Students

Optimist Club Hosts Oratorical Contest for Students

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The Optimist Club of Van Wert held its annual oratorical contest on March 14 online via Zoom. The topic that local students were challenged to address was “Healing the World with Optimism.” Austin Yinger, a fifth grade student at Crestview Elementary, earned first place in the contest. Derek Yinger, an eighth grader at Crestview Middle School, garnered second place, and Myles Moody, an eighth grade student at Lincolnview Middle School was third. All three were awarded medallions and prize money of $300 for first place, $200 for second, and $100 for third. Abbie Mengerink from Van Wert High School and Garrett Mosier from Lincolnview Middle School also competed in the competition. Austin Yinger advances to the regional contest on Apr. 17. The winner at the regional contest moves on to…
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2021 OPTIMIST CLUB ORATORICAL CONTEST

2021 OPTIMIST CLUB ORATORICAL CONTEST

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The Optimist Club of Van Wert invites area students to enter its annual Oratorical contest, for the opportunity to win prize money and the possibility of earning thousands of dollars in scholarships. The Optimist Club Oratorical Contest is set for Mar. 14 and will be conducted online via Zoom. Students are asked to craft a four-to-five-minute speech addressing the topic, “Healing the World with Optimism.” Winners will receive cash awards of $300 for first-place, $200 for second-place, and $100 for third place. The top two local contestants will advance to zone, regional, district, and possibly international level competitions for the opportunity to win $2,500 up to $22,500 in scholarships. The contest is open to all Van Wert county students who are under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2020 and…
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