Students: “With Which Historical Figure Would You Most Like to Speak?”

Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12

Every year, Lions Clubs from around Massachusetts offer students in grades 9 – 12 an opportunity to practice their public speaking skills, discuss interesting topics, and win cash prizes. This year, the Holliston Lions Club is offering that same opportunity to students who live, or attend school in Holliston. The topic is as above “With Which Historical Figure Would You Most Like to Speak?” which should make for a fun and entertaining speech.

The competition starts at the local club or school level and proceeds through several levels of competition ending several months later with a state wide competition. In between there are zone, region, and district levels of competitions where the winner of each level has the opportunity to proceed to the next level.

Prizes and Awards

There are prizes and/or awards for each contestant at every level of competition. The prizes at the State Competition are $1,500 to the winner and $500 to each runner up. Prizes at other level of competition are at the discretion of the Clubs or District Governor.

Important Deadlines

Local competitions are held on the 3rd Wednesday of November during the Holliston Lions dinner meeting. At that time, students will have the opportunity to participate against their peers with three judges in the room (who will remain unidentified until all students have presented their speech. There are also time limits associated with the speaking which we will explain to anyone who is interested in learning more about the speech contest.

This is a fun and exciting event for students, and we hope that you will consider taking part in this year’s event. Students who are interested in learning more can contact the Holliston Lions Club using this online contact form. Please make sure to specify Speech Contest in the comments section.

Penn Young