March 25, 2011

Oratorical contestants smile for the camera

Many thanks to the Optimist Club of Rancho Cordova, CA for sharing pictures of the students participating the Club Oratorical Contest. As part of the Pacific Central District, they host a separate contest for boys and girls.

First place winners Victor Wilson and Sophia Fields, both of Mills Middle School, will advance to the District Finals on May 1.

 In Idaho, the Eagle Optimist Club hosted their first-ever Club Oratorical Contest.  Eleven students competed in the coed competition. Chas Baines, Junior, and Courtney Stennett, Senior, of ArtsWest School for the Visual and Performing Arts took first and second place honors respectively and will advance to the next level of competition.

Shown with them in the picture is third place finisher Allison Smith, also a Junior at ArtsWest and their instructor Brendan Earle. Thanks to the Eagle Optimist Club for the picture.

First conducted in 1928, the Oratorical Contest is the second most popular Optimist International program. Nearly 2,000 Optimist Clubs participate in this program each year.

We love pictures! Please send pictures from your Optimist Club Oratorical Contest to be included in our album.  Thanks.
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