Westborough – The Westborough Lions Club is hosting a Speech Contest for Westborough students in grades 9-12 Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Event Room at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough. This is a public speaking competition in which contestants will give a 5-8 minute speech on the topic: “Integrity: What Does it Look Like?”
Three independent judges will evaluate each speech on delivery, effectiveness and text. The winner will move on to the Zone II contest in December and will compete against the winners from Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Harvard and Northborough. Three additional levels of competition will then occur at the region, district, and finally the state contest in the spring, where the winner will win $1,500 and each runner up $500. There are monetary prizes at each level beginning at the local level.
Students interested in participating should visit the Youth Speech Contest page of the Lions Club website at westboroughlionsclub.org for more information. The deadline to sign up is Monday, Nov. 5.