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Optimist Oratorical Contest

The Optimist Oratorical Contest is an international event held yearly. Our club hosts a local competition in February where first place receives $100, second receives $50, and third place receives $25. The winners of this local competition are able to advance on to further levels of competition, culminating in an international championship where the winner receives a $15,000 scholarship. More information can be found on the Optimist International website, linked above. Details for the 2025 contest will available in fall 2024. Questions should be emailed to

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Previous Participants and Judges

Shown to the left are 2023 judges and participants and below 2024 essay contestant Matthew Howard and 2024 speech and essay winner Treyton Burgess.

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