Amanda Simmons/Press-Tribune | Jada Holmes from Airline High School and Cole Billiot from Parkway High School were the first place winners in the Optimist Club of Bossier City's annual Oratorical Contest, held March 2.

Airline, Parkway students advance to competition in Lafayette

The Optimist Club of Bossier City held its annual oratorical contest March 2nd.
A panel of three judged the local students’ speeches based on content and presentation to determine the top winners. This year’s contest was based on the theme, “How My Best Brings Out the Best in Others.”

First place winners were Jada Holmes from Airline High School and Cole Billiot from Parkway High School. These students will now advance to the next leveled competition April 9 in Lafayette.

Contest Results:

Boys Division
1st – Cole Billiot, Parkway HS
2nd – Steven Sarvis, Airline HS
3rd – Chance McLane, Airline HS

Girls Division
1st – Jada Holmes, Airline HS
2nd – Lynnse Terhune, Benton HS
3rd – Sarah Morgan, Airline HS
4th – McKay Crews, Parkway HS