Optimist Club to Sponsor Speech Contest-The Fairbury Optimist Club is encouraging area students to speak their minds about the topic of “How My Optimism Will Help Me Press on to Greater Achievements of the Future” as part of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest for 2015.
The Optimist Club will have qualified individuals judge the local students’ speeches based on content and presentation to determine the top girl and boy winners, who will receive a neck medallion and advance to the district level in Grand Island on April 11, for the opportunity to win $2,500, $500, or $250 college scholarships. If there are three or more contestants in the girl or boy division at the local level the first place winner will receive an additional $150 award.
Students attending public, parochial or home school under the age of 19 as of December 31, 2014 are eligible to participate. There is NO minimum age restriction.