The 2021-2022 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. The 2021-2022 topic is “Staying Optimistic in Challenging Times”.

For sometime our program has been the largest Optimist Oratorical in the world.

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. The Zone Contest winners were announced on March 24th and posted on our Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/scocga

The Area contest date is 04/02/2022

The District contest will be held during the Gateway District Conference at Center for the Arts in Carrolton, 251 Alabama Street in Carrollton, GA. 30117 on April 30, 2022 at 9:00 am– 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 20-22, 2022. 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:

Joyce Mullins nancyjoyce.mullins@gmail.com
Josh Kellam joshckellam@gmail.com
You may leave a message for them at our club voicemail – 678.685.9886.

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