Saturday, September 12, 2009

Scholarship Competition Topics Announced

The topics for the Optimist International Scholarship competitions have been announced:


"The Internet: Today's Evolution or Tomorrow's Menace"

Oratorical & CCDHH

"The Internet: Cyber Communication - Progress or Problem?"

Clubs are free to run a club-level competition to select winners to move on to the applicable Zone, Regional and District level competions. Clubs can award monetary awards of up to $500 per winner for each competition.
There are club level planning guides available for each competition:
Garnering interest in Oratorical competitions has been difficult in recent years so clubs may want to consider approaching elementary schools (grades 5 & 6) to start a "Kids Speak Out" program or club.
All materials for club competitions can be purchased from Corall Group by, or by calling toll-free 1-866-739-9555 or by faxing an order to 514-739-7558.
Originally submitted by Optimist Wyn McAra

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