Dearborn Optimist Oratorical Contest
Dear Students, Teachers and Optimist Friends,
The Oratorical Contest gives youngsters the chance to speak on their thoughts of the future. This year the topic is “Is There a Fine Line Between Optimism and Realty?”
The Optimist Club of Dearborn would like to invite any Dearborn student under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2018 to participate in our Optimist Oratorical contest. This age limit is changed from prior years. It used to be 18 years of age. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three students who participate in the contest. This year we will be having a combined gender contest. This is also a change that Optimist International made this year. In prior years, we selected 3 top males and 3 top females.
Because we are only awarding 3 students instead of 6, the Dearborn Club has elected to increase the monetary award amounts. The prize money to be awarded for 1st place will be $700.00, 2nd is $400.00, and 3rd place receives $250.
Students should contact the assigned teacher (see Ms. Fryzel) for the official contest application submission. The contest is February 20th, 2019 and we will be hosting the event at the Auditorium at the Dearborn Library from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. All students are required to submit their speech, their birth certificate and a completed contest application. (attached).
Thank you for your interest!
Here is the application: