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February 4, 2014 > Milpitas Rotary Club Youth Speech Contest winners

Milpitas Rotary Club Youth Speech Contest winners

Submitted By Franck De Smidt

The Milpitas Rotary Club applauded the Richard D. King Annual Youth Speech Contest winner at their Monday, January 13 lunch meeting held at BrandonÕs Restaurant.

Milpitas High School Senior Miranda Le took 1st Place and Milpitas High School Senior Samukh Shekar won 2nd place. A third student, unnamed, was unable to attend due to illness.

Rotary Speech Contest Chair Milpitas Unified School District Superintendent Cary Matsuoka conducted the contest.

Each contestant was to pick a topic of their choice and include the theme of ÒEngage Rotary, Change LivesÓ and incorporate at least one or more of the principles of RotaryÕs 4-Way Test:

1. Is it the Truth?
2. Is it Fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build Goodwill and better Friendships?
4. Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Winner Miranda Le received a Club Level prize of $100. A 2nd place prize of $50 was won by Samukh Shekar. Our winner will go on to the Area 5 Contest hosted by the San Jose East/Evergreen Rotary Club on March 6 offering a $200 1st place prize. This is followed by the Regional Contest with a $250 1st place prize at the SAP Center (formerly HP Pavilion) on March 21. The Rotary District 5170 Finals will take place on April 2 at the Doubletree Hotel San Jose with a 1st prize of $1,000.

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