Fillmore Lions Club Announces 2014 Student Speaker Topic and Contest
By Gazette Staff Writer — Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
The Fillmore Lions Club has announced that this year’s Student Speaker Contest will be held on February 3 – a Monday at the Fillmore Scout House at the end of Sespe Ave. Pole Creek. The topic will be “Community Service – What does it mean? And why does it matter?” The topic is interesting and very relevant to High School Students as all student have to do community service in order to graduate and as part of their High School curriculum. To be a good citizen it is necessary to volunteer in community activities and to do meaningful community service. This topic will be very interesting to the students and to the citizens of Fillmore. Chair Bill Edmonds states that the total prize money in scholarships and cash will again be over $21,000. The Fillmore winner will receive $75 and will advance to the next round. Runner ups will receive $25. The winner goes on to compete against the winners of other local Lions club contest on March 13 in Camarillo. All high school age youth who live within the Fillmore Unified School District boundaries are eligible to compete. This includes home taught students, foreign exchange students as well as Fillmore residents who attend another high schools.
Students who wish to enter may contact Bill Edmonds at 524-4839 or Jennifer Fitzpatrick the FHS English teacher. Edmonds emphasizes that public speaking competition will be very worthwhile to the students and very interesting to their and to the community. Public speaking competition will also look very good on college applications and resumes. Students should get started early because it takes time to develop and practice a good speech.