The Optimist Club of Coronado Presents their Oratorical Contest 2018

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The Optimist Club of Coronado Presents their Oratorical Contest 2018

Optimist Club of Coronado 2018 Oratorical Contest

Where are my roots in optimism?

“To be, or not to be…” famously spoke Hamlet. Local Coronado students are invited to speak their own thoughts on the topic Where Are My Roots of Optimism? in the 2018  Optimist International Oratorical Contest sponsored by the Optimist Club of Coronado. This year’s contest will be held in the Winn Room at the Coronado Library on Wednesday, February 28th at 3:30 p.m.

The students’ 4 – 5 minute speeches are judged on content, presentation, poise, and overall effectiveness. The top three students receive medallions and cash awards. The top two students can compete at the zone and district level contests in April for college scholarships.

This is a great opportunity for students to practice their public speaking by writing and performing their own speech. Student speeches should be 4-5 minutes and should center on where are my roots in optimism. Applications are available at room 105 as well as in the office. Applications must be completed and turned into room 105 by Wednesday February 21, 2018.

All Coronado students, including home-schooled students, under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2017 are eligible to participate and encouraged to apply.

Application forms and contest rules are available at and from Gene Rathswohl, the contest coordinator, at

Click here for application and instructions.

CMS Additional Rules:

  • Contest Attire: Pants or skirts other than jeans, collared shirts, or blouses, closed toed shoes.
  • Speeches must be memorized no notecards may be used.
Click here for more information about this contest.