Sunday, February 28, 2010

Optimist Club Offers Scholarships to Student Orators

The Coquitlam Optimist Club is offering $850 in prizes and an opportunity to win scholarships with values up to $2500 in Optimist International’s 2010 Oratorical Contest.

The Oratorical Contest is open to students under 16 years of age as of December 31, 2009. Contestants must give a 4-5 minute speech on the topic “Cyber Communication: Progress or Problem?”

The Coquitlam Optimist Club will award cash prizes of $500 for first place, $250 for second place and $100 for third place. The first and second place winners will have the chance to advance through zone and regional oratorical contests. Regional winners will compete at the Pacific Northwest District contest with the opportunity to win a $2,500 college scholarship.

The Coquitlam Optimist Club’s Oratorical Contest will be held on April 21, 2010 at 7:00 PM (location to be announced). To enter, students must fill out an application form and submit it to the club by April 4, 2010. To receive the application form along with detailed contest rules and information on the contest location, e-mail us at