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Western Nevada County Rotary clubs to host speech contests

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Western Nevada County Rotary International clubs are looking for contestants for a speech contest, according to a release.

The first level of the contest offers up to $100 in prize money and a chance to continue on to higher levels and prizes.

Participants can win $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $25 for third place. Contestants will give a five- to seven-minute speech on the this year's theme. With Rotary's motto being "Service Above Self" and this year's Rotary theme being "Be The Inspiration," how do you see yourself being inspirational?

The Club level speech contests will happen the week of March 11 at each club's Rotary meetings. There will be a maximum of five students assigned per club. The first 25 applicants will be accepted. Applicants must be attending high school in Nevada County, be ages 14-18, in grades nine through 12, in public, private, or charter schools or home schooled. The first and second place contestants will move on to the area-wide speech contest.

The application deadline is Feb. 15, and applications can be found at http://www.ncrotary.org/content/speech. An application can also be obtained by emailing John Wilson at spruce_2@yahoo.com with "Rotary speech contest" in the subject line.

The area speech contest will be the evening of April 4 at the Grass Valley United Methodist Church. At this level the prizes increase to $200, $100 and $75.

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The area contest winner will be invited to compete at the district level, which will be held on May 18 at the Peppermill in Reno. The top prize for that competition is $1,000, second is $750 and third $500.

Source: Rotary International

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