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Bossier City Optimist Club to host Oratorical Contest


The Optimist Club of Bossier City will offer a chance at a $2,500 scholarship throught its Optimist Oratorical Contest.

The contest is open to students under the age of 19 who have not yet graduated from high school or its equivalent. Students are required to prepare a four- to five-minute speech on the pre-assigned topic. This contest is designed to assist youth in gaining public speaking experience and provide them with an opportunity to compete for a $2,500 scholarship.  The contest will be separate for boys and girls. Students will compete at the Club level for awards up to $300.  The winners will compete at the Zone (State) level for a plaque and the winners will then compete at the District level for a $2,500 scholarship.

This year’s topic is “How My Optimism Will Help Me Press On To ‘Greater Achievements of the Future.’”

Interested students may submit a speech on the pre-assigned topic to the Optimist Club of Bossier City, PO Box 5411, Bossier City 71171-5411.

Applications are available by contacting Phil Blaufuss at pblaufuss@aol.com or by phone at 797-3953. The application  is available online at al-la-ms.org. Go to PROGRAMS and click on the Oratorical Contest.

The deadline to enter is March 12.  The contest will be held on March 26.

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.