Optimist Communication Contest for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH)

$3500.00 in Scholarships Will Be Awarded to the Winner By Optimist International & the Ohio District!

The Ohio Optimists are, once again, offering a fantastic scholarship opportunity to students who are deaf or hearing impaired and a chance to improve their oratorical skills at the same time with their C.C.D.H.H. Please share with anyone you know who may be interested.

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Download the Application here:




Last year, only 8 students participated state wide in this contest so I’m not sure if it is due to lack of interest or the students not receiving the information.


This year’s topic is: “Is There a Fine Line Between Optimism and Reality?

Interested students should complete their application and turn it back in to me as soon as possible. Some clubs will be hosting Regional Contests as early as February. I will contact the Regional Chairperson in their area; who will then notify the students of the date and time of their contest. The Regional winners will compete in the District Contest which will be held at the Embassy Suites in Dublin, OH on Saturday, April 27th. The winner will be presented with a $2500.00 scholarship from Optimist International and a $1,000.00 scholarship from the Ohio Optimists