The 2022-2023 Oratorical is sponsored, in part, by Beaver Toyota
and Northside Hospital Forsyth.

Official Oratorical Application

The two Forsyth County Optimist Clubs are honored to conduct an annual oratorical contest. This program is offered to all Forsyth County students in grades 5 through 12. Students create and present a speech based on a specific topic. Topic for the 2022-2023 school year is: “Discovering the Optimism within Me ”

For sometime our program has been the largest Optimist Oratorical in the world. This years Contest will run from February 28th through March 9th 2023.

2022 Mid/High Zone Winners!
Sanjana Diddige Lakeside Middle School 8th grade representing Sawnee Cumming, and Samiksha Gaherwar, Lambert High school 12th grade representing Forsyth Cumming. Click below to view photo
2022 Mid/High School Oratorical Gold Winners!
Alex Jones Otwell Middle School 6th grade, Sanjana Diddige Lakeside Middle School 8th grade, Gargi Surange Alliance Academy 9th grade, and Samiksha Gaherwar, Lambert High school 12th grade. Click below to view photo
2022 Elementary Oratorical Contest Finalists and Winners!
Urja Sorte Finalist Vickery Creek Elementary, Inaaya Imran Finalist Brandywine Elementary, Samhita Koppula Finalist Johns Creek Elementary, Carlee Barr 2nd place Cumming Elementary, Zoe Challand 1st runner up Sharon Elementary, Nysha Sangani 1st place Midway Elementary. Click below to view photo

We are grateful to the parents, school coordinators and principals for their participation and support in helping us bringing out the best in our kids.

The two Middle/High School Forsyth County winners will each receive $500 and advance to the Zone contest held on March 24, 2023. The Zone Contest winners were announced last year on March 24th and posted on our Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/scocga

The Area contest date is on April 8, 2023.

The District contest will be held during the Gateway District Conference April 22, 2023 – the three winners will be awarded scholarships of $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000 respectively for first, second and third place.

The Regional and International World Championship contests will be held at St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO on July 2-5, 2023. The Optimist International World Championship winners will receive scholarships in the amounts of $15,000, $10,000, and $5,000 to the first, second, and third place winners, respectively.

The Oratorical Chairs are:

Carolynn Martin (Club President) and Monica Hawkins (Co-Chair and Member)

You may leave a message for them at our club voicemail – 770-402-8689.

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