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Enter Optimists Oratorical contest

February 22, 2012

The Clarkston Area Optimists' Club announces the Optimist International Oratorical contest for 2012 .

The contest is open to sixth through ninth graders who attend schools in the Clarkston area. Students are to create a four to five minute speech about "How Optimism Helps Me Overcome Obstacles."

The Clarkston Area Optimist Club will judge local students' speeches based on content and presentation to determine the winners. Male and female winners of the Clarkston Optimist Oratorical contest will receive awards of $100 bonds, with second place winners receiving $50 bonds and third place winners $25 bonds.

Oratorical contest chairman Don Brose said scoring criteria includes poise, content of speech, delivery and presentation, and overall effectiveness. Rules for the oratorical contest are available at Clarkston Middle School, Clarkston Junior High School, Everest Academy, Cedar Crest Academy or Brose Electric. Deadline to register is March 13, at Brose Electric, 5897 Dixie Hwy., Clarkston.

The Optimist Oratorical contest is one of the most popular programs with the over 2,000 clubs of Optimist International participating. Carrying out the motto "Bringing Out the Best in Kids," Optimists conduct positive service projects that reach more than six million young people each year. The

For more info, call Brose at 248-623-7900.