Rotary Club invites local high school students to compete for speaking competition prize

High school age students in Charlotte, Shelburne and Hinesburg have the opportunity to compete in the first round of the annual Rotary speaking competition at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at Pierson Library in Shelburne. This first-round winner will represent the Rotary Club of Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg Rotary Club.

The winner could aspire to follow in the footsteps of last year’s local winner, Christel Tonoki, a student at CVU, who went on to win the second and third rounds of the competition and the $1000 Grand Prize at the finals held at the District 7850 Rotary Conference.

The entrants prepare and deliver a five minute speech on the topic “How does Rotary connect to my world?”, relating the relevance of this topic to teamwork and to everyday relationships.

The competition is open to high school age students only. Memorization is not required.

Friends, community members and parents are encouraged to attend.

For details and entry forms, go to Rotary7850.