Optimist Club of Coronado 2018 Oratorical Contest

“To be, or not to be…,” famously spoke Hamlet. Local Coronado students are invited to speak their own thoughts on the topic Where Are My Roots of Optimism? in the 2018 Optimist International Oratorical Contest sponsored by the Optimist Club of Coronado. This year’s contest will be held in the Winn Room at the Coronado Library on Wednesday,
February 28th at 3:30 p.m.

The students’ 4 – 5 minute speeches are judged on content, presentation, poise, and overall effectiveness. The top three students receive medallions and cash awards. The top two students can compete at the zone and district level contests in April for college scholarships.

All Coronado students, including home-schooled students, under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2017 are eligible to participate and encouraged to apply.

Application forms and contest rules are available at www.optimistclubofcoronado.org and from Gene Rathswohl, the contest coordinator, at erathswohl@san.rr.com.

Completed application forms should be either emailed or mailed to Gene Rathswohl, 924 Eighth St., Coronado, CA 92118. Applications must be received by Wednesday, February 21st.

A maximum of 20 students can participate, so the earlier an application is submitted the better. Feel free to contact Gene with any questions regarding the contest rules.

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com