2014 Contest Winners, From left to Right: Durya Nadeem, Amraha Nadeem, Yash Somani, John Hall, Nicole Hampton, and Jared Emch.

2014 Contest Participants

Here is the 2015 Oratorical Contest Application

Click here to go to the application.

Topic: How my optimism will help me press on to greater achievements of the future.

The contest will start at 8:30 on February 28 at Heritage Golf Club in Hilliard.

All applications and copies of birth certificates are due on February 21. Please send materials to Lardiere Mcnair, 3956 Brown Park Drive Suite B Hilliard, OH 43026, or fax them to 614-319-3746.

Eligibility

The contest is open to students under age 19 as of December 31st of the current school year.

The 2014 Oratorical Contest Results Are Here!

The Contest took place on February 22.  The winners are:

Girls

1st – Durya Nadeem – Heritage Middle School

2nd – Amraha Nadeem – Darby High School

3rd – Nicole Hampton – Darby High School

Boys

1st – John Hall – Weaver Middle School

2nd – Yash Somani – Darby High School

3rd – Jared Emch – Weaver Middle School

Background

The Optimist Oratorical Contest gives students the chance to speak to the world. More than $150,000 in college scholarships are awarded annually from this program.

First conducted in 1928, this is the second most popular Optimist International Program. Nearly 2,000 clubs participate in this program each year. The winners at the Club level receive medallions and Zone winners receive a plaque. Districts have the opportunity to provide two $3,500 scholarships.

Eligibility

The contest is open to students under age 19 as of December 31st of the current school year.

See your School Adviser or Guidance Office for an application and contest rules. For further information, contact us here