Calling all high school students: Deadline nears for speaker contest

This year the Lions of MD-4 California are proud to sponsor their 76th Annual High School Student Speaker Contest. The 2013 speaker topic is “How do we create and keep jobs in America?”

The Ridgecrest club-level contest is scheduled to occur Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. in the Ridgecrest City Council Chambers, 100 West California Ave., and is open to the public. The club-level contest is open to a maximum of six students, and students must participate in the local level contest to participate in following contests. The higher the student goes in the contest, the more money attained.

The contest is open to students, including foreign exchange students, in grades 9 through 12 of any high school, charter school, private school or home school. Eligible students must be younger than 21 as of Feb. 23.

Each student entering the contest must prepare a speech to be as close as possible to, but not longer than 10 minutes or shorter than five minutes in delivery time. The speech is an expository one, meaning to persuade the listener, on the subject topic.

The contest is an open opportunity for the students to express their views and open doors for financial scholarship funds.

For more information, contact Chairman Lion Steven Morgan at 760-375-2715 or 760-977-2600, or at to set up an appointment. Sign up now!

Story First Published: 2013-01-23