Oratorical Contest

Open to: Middle School and High School students
Date: March 12, 4:00 p.m.
Location: Summit High School
Topic for the 2018-19 school year is: “Is There a Fine Line Between Optimism and Reality?
How To Enter: Entry form - fill out and bring with you
Prepare a 4 to 5 minutes speech about topic: “Is There a Fine Line Between Optimism and Reality?”.Bring completed form with you.
No entry fee (just like all our Optimists' activities).
Who: Youth under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2018 (and is not enrolled as a degree seeking student of a post-secondary institution) in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean.
Evaluated criteria:
1. Poise – appearance and personality: 10 points
2. Content of Speech – subject adherence, theme, content, logic and color: 40 points
3. Delivery & Presentation – voice, volume, pronunciation, gestures, eye contact, sincerity and emphasis: 35points
4. Overall Effectiveness – appeal, impression, attitude and effect: 15 points

Winners will be presenting their winning entries March 19, 2010 at Community and Senior Center, Frisco. Be there at 7:30 a.m.
Please join us. Coffee, pastries and juice served as well.