The Harper Creek Optimist Club will host the Optimist International Oratorical Contest at the club level on April 20. The event will be held at the Harper Creek High School library. This is the first time in a number of years that our club has hosted the event and we express a special thanks to new club member Stacey DeMoss for chairing the project.
The topic for this year’s speech is “What the World Gains from Optimism”. The contest is limited to 20 contestants and there are still a few openings available. Contestants must not be older than 18 years of age during the Optimist calendar year, which ends Sept 30. The speech should be between 4 and 5 minutes and for more information on the specific details of the speech and judging criteria, please download the entry form: Optimist International Oratorical Application 2017 The sponsoring Optimist Club is Battle Creek Harper Creek Optimist Club and our club number is 17200.
The deadline to enter your application is April 17th. A copy of the speech and a birth certificate will only be necessary for our club winner and may be provided after the contest results. The downloaded application form may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or presented to Stacey DeMoss at Harper Creek High School. Our club will be issuing a monetary prize of $300 for the winner, $200 for second place and $100 for third place. At the District level (May 20th) our club level winner will have a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship.