Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimists to hold oratorical contest in March


The Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club will hold its annual oratorical contest at 9 a.m. March 21 at the Calvary Lutheran Church Hall in Solana Beach.

The contest gives youngsters the chance to speak before an audience. As they prepare for the future, many of our local students need experience expressing thoughts, and opinions, to an audience. The Oratorical Contest challenges them to do just that, and also offers an opportunity for scholarships.

This year’s subject is “How My Optimism Will Help Me Press on to Greater Achievements of the Future.”

The Optimist Club judges the local students’ speeches based on content and presentation. Winning students receive medallions and awards, and top speeches will advance for the opportunity to win $2,500 college scholarships.

Application deadline is March 7. For application form and rules, visit Click on Oratorical Contest in the right-hand column. Complete the application online, print, sign, and submit to: Chairman Victor Svistoonoff, 15754 Mango Drive, #110, Del Mar, CA 92014. Phone: 254-424-8470. Email: