Fillmore Lions 76th annual student speaker contest
Student Speaker Contestants: J. Donovan Mitchell, Nick Johnson, Michael Mayhew, Diego Jacinto, Jacob Brooks and Wesley Brecheen
By Gazette Staff Writer — Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
Fillmore Lions Club 2013 speech contest winner Nick Johnson holds his first place certificate.
The Fillmore Lions Club held its 76th annual student speaker contest Monday, February 4.
Six students from Fillmore High School entered this year’s competition. Each student was to speak for at least five minutes, but not more than 10 minutes on the topic, “How do we create and keep jobs in America?”
The winner this year was Nick Johnson. He received a check for $75 and will go on to the Lions Zone 8 competition at the Camarillo Boys and Girls Club, March 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Other students taking part in the contest were J. Donovan Mitchell, Michael Mayhew, Diego Jacinto, Jacob Brooks and Wesley Brecheen. They each received $25. The judges were Sue Cuttriss, Dr. Cynthia King and Rev. Dr. Harvey Guthrie.
The students were assisted in preparing for the competition by Fillmore High English teacher Jennifer Fitzpatrick.