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Optimist Club sponsors oratorical contest

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 12:16 p.m. CST

PRINCETON — The Princeton Optimist Club is sponsoring an oratorical contest for students who are 19 years old and younger and who have not graduated from high school yet. The contest will begin at 7 p.m. March 18 at Kramer’s Restaurant. The speech must be between 4 to 5 minutes in length. The topic this year is, how my passions impact the world. There will be two winners, one boy and one girl.

The winners of the local contest will be entered in the Optimist Regional Contest. Regional winners will then advance to the District Contest. The District winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship.

Official entry forms and specific contest rules can be obtained at Princeton high School, Bureau Valley high School, Crossroads High School or from Gary Patterson at 715 N. Linn, Princeton. Only the first, eight boy and eight girl entry forms will be accepted. All local contestants will receive a coupon for a pizza and the winners will receive a medallion.

For more information, contact Gary Patterson at 815-875-3767.

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