Win Scholarships For Speaking


Courtesy of The Alpena News

Ben Huber, Web Editor

The Oviedo-Winter Springs Optimist Club Oratorical Contest will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 7pm. The location will be communicated to registered participants prior to the event. We may also opt to hold the event virtually depending on the number of participants. The topic for 2020-2021 is “Healing the World with Optimism”.

Awards to be given at the club level are: $500 for first place, $300 for second place, and $200 for third place, and up to $2,500 in scholarships. The first and second place winners will advance to the next level.

The contest is open to students under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2020, who have not completed secondary school or its equivalent. There is no minimum age.

Interested students should prepare a 4- to 5-minute speech on the assigned topic to be presented at their local Optimist Club’s contest. The speeches are judged at the Club level, Zone level, Regional level (if needed) and then at the District level.

Click the application link if you are interested (20-21_Oratorical_ApplicationOWS) and don’t hesitate to email [email protected] for any questions.