Skip to main content
North Syracuse - click for home

Optimist Club of Cicero-North Syracuse Seeking Entries for Oratorical Contest with $2,500 Scholarship as Top Award

The Optimist Club of Cicero-North Syracuse is sponsoring an Oratorical Contest with a top award of a $2,500 college scholarship. Students under the age of 19 who live within the boundaries of the North Syracuse Central School District are eligible to participate. This year’s contest theme is “Discovering the Optimism within Me,” and will take place on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at the Jerome F. Melvin Administrative Office Building (5355 West Taft Rd., N. Syracuse, NY).
Contestants will be asked to speak on the official topic for four to five minutes with timing beginning at the first spoken word.
Contest applications, along with complete contest rules are available online by clicking here. The entry form should be mailed to Mr. Robert Crabtree at 5355 W. Taft Rd., North Syracuse, NY 13212.  A printed copy of the speech must be furnished on March 1 before the speech along with a copy of the participant’s birth certificate.