The Fillmore lions club announces 2017 student speaker topic and contest

The Fillmore lions club has announced that this year contest will be held on Monday February 6, 2017 at the Fillmore scout house at the end of Sespe Avenue by pole creek. The topic will be "Is the right to privacy a threat to our national security?" this topic is very relevant and interesting in light of the events of the past year. The computer hacks, the wiki-leeks, and the NSA phone taps just to mention a few news worthy events. Chair Bill Edmonds states that the total prize money going to the overall winner will be more than 21,000 with the Fillmore winner receiving $100 and the runner ups $25. We can have no more than 6 speakers so get your applications in early. The winner will go on to compete against the other winners from the other lions clubs in zone #8 all high school age youth who live within the boundaries of the Fillmore unified school district regardless of school may enter including home taught, foreign exchange students and students of other high schools may enter.

Students who wish to enter may contact Mr. Edmonds at 524-4839 or Principal Tom Ito at Fillmore High School. Edmonds emphasizes that this public speaking competition will be very worthwhile to the students and very interesting to their parents, and to the community. Public speaking competition will look very good on college applications and resumes. Students should get started early because if takes time to develop and practice a good speech.