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

2014 Contest Participants

The 2015 Oratorical Contest Results Are Here!

The Contest took place on February 28.  The winners are:

1st Place for Girls: Amraha Nadeem, junior from Darby HS

2nd Place for Girls: Nicole Hampton, junior from Darby HS

3rd Place for Girls: Rushda Kamal, 8th grader from Memorial MS

1st Place for Boys: Mark Jackson, junior from Davidson HS

2nd Place for Boys: John “Jack” Hall, freshman from Davidson HS

3rd Place for Boys: Braden Spiriti, 7th grader from Weaver MS


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.


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