Local moves up in speaking contest

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Niraj Amalkanti, a junior at Rocklin High School, won the Lions Eureka Zone student speakers contest. The Lions Eureka Zone represents Lincoln, Loomis, Newcastle and Rocklin. The topic dealt with the current health care crises. On March 29, Amalkanti will be speaking at the Lions Donner Region speak off at the Higgins Diggins Lions Club in Grass Valley. There, he will be competing with student speakers that represent 20 Lions Clubs of the Donner Region. To submit briefs on Rocklin residents, send an e-mail with details and contact information to or call The Placer Herald at 624-9713.