Newsome students compete for speech prize from Rotary Club
RIVERVIEW - Five Newsome High School students delivered “Peace through Service” speeches March 8 at the first round of Rotary International’s annual speech competition. Judges assessed students’ presentations and adherence to the time limit, said Lillian LoBello, public relations liaison for Brandon ‘86 Rotary Club, which sponsored this contest. The first-place winner, Kylie Campbell, took home $250; second-place winner Gabrielle Clouse, $150; third-place winner Abby Eskridge, $100. Macey Wilson and Steven Dunn also participated in the contest at The Bridges Retirement Community at Winthrop. Campbell will compete, using the same speech, at the local Brandon Rotary club-level competition.The winner of that will go to the District 6890 speech contest finals, contending for the $1,000 top prize. Students learn about Rotary International as they research and prepare their speeches. Rotary, a group for business and professional leaders, started in 1905 and has grown to include more than 32,000 clubs in 200 countries. In addition to sponsoring the speech contest to help youth, Brandon Rotary ’86 Club provides service and funding to many area charities, including Brandon Outreach Clinic, Emergency Care Help Organization, Everyday Blessings, I Am HOPE Café, Life Care of Brandon, New Horizons Group Homes and Rotary's All Persons Playground. For more information about the Brandon Rotary ’86 Club, visit www.brandon86rotary.com.