Westborough – Megan Ku, a senior at Westborough High School, won the Massachusetts Lions Youth Speech Competition April 28 in Mansfield. As winner of her district contest, Megan competed against the winners of the other four districts to be named “Best in State.” All of the contestants were students in grades 9 through 12 from cities and towns throughout Massachusetts.
The Westborough Lions Club sponsored Megan in her progression through the five levels of competition. In the three years that she has competed in the contest, she won the local competition twice, and advanced as far as the regional contest two years ago.
The speech topic was “What is the Impact of Volunteerism?” and was required to be between five and eight minutes in length. The contestants were allowed to use one notecard for prompts, but several, including Megan, gave their speeches from memory. The speeches were judged on delivery, effectiveness and text. As the state winner, Megan received a $1,500 prize.