Student Speaker Contest

Freshman Zoe Wins Student Speaker Contest

STudent Speaker Contest

Congratulations to Freshman Zoe Osborn for winning the Lions Club Student Speaker Contest at the “Zone” level on Saturday, March 2. The topic was ‘Freedom of the Press: What Does It Mean?’ The final contest will be held at the council of governors meeting in June. The finalist can earn over $30,000 in education scholarship.

The purpose is to encourage and support development of public speaking as a critically important leadership skill. Participants research the topic, organize the presentation, and then deliver to a supportive audience.

“The Lions Club Student Speaker Contest helped me develop skills in writing in a powerful yet concise way,” says Zoe. “I think that lots of students have thoughts on subjects–such as freedom of the press–that are relevant and helpful to today’s society. This contest provides a platform to help spread our ideas.”

Barry Bialkoski, District Governor  of 4C-2 District  notes that “students have really responded well to the topic ‘Freedom of the Press what does it mean?'” He adds, “These contests help train the students to be active leaders by learning to speak in public.”

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