May 2, 2014

Let your passions drive you

We often ask the media to attend our Optimist Club Oratorical Contest, among other events, but rarely do they come. Not so for the Mount Clemens Optimist Club, Michigan. The Bath City Beat came and reporter Hannah Smith gave a great review of the activity.

Optimist Club president Jerry Kuhl described the path that contestants take to reach the $2,500 scholarship that can be earned at the district level and contestants explained how their passions led them to complete their speech and compete in the contest.

The topic changes annually and this year it is "How my passions impact the world." Mount Clemens contest winner Austin Rieck reflecting after his victory said, "Let your passions drive you. Always be happy about life."

Great advice, Austin. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. 

Click here for the video on YouTube courtesy of the Bath City Beat.
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