Congratulations to the winners of the Mt. Vernon Optimist’s 2018 Oratorical Contest!
The Optimist’s 2018 Oratorical Contest was held on March 1st with the theme centered on the question “Where are my Roots of Optimism?” For the girls, Lauren Pilkington won 1st place, Haidyn Caulwell was 2nd place, and Madelyn Hayes was 3rd place. For the boys, the first place winner was Hunter Louk.
Good luck to first place winners Lauren Pilkington and Hunter Louk as they proceed to the regional competition! Indiana regional winners may advance to zone contests and then to the Optimist International Northern Indiana District contest where they could accumulate about $22,500 in scholarships.