Rocklin girl wins student speaker contest
On a cool spring evening, four high school students from several local Lions clubs competed in the Eureka Zone high school student speaker contest. The students won their local Lions Club contests, competing to earn a spot at the regional contest.
The winning speech earned student Kelly Jiang a $100 prize and the chance to compete in the regional contest. Jiang represented the Rocklin Lions Club.
This year is the 76th annual Lions Student Speaker contest, with the theme of "How to Keep and Create Jobs in America" The purpose of the contest is to provide an opportunity for competitive public speaking among students on a subject of vital interest to the contestants and to the American people as a whole. The final state winner will win an accumulated $21,000 college scholarship.
The students prepared a five- to 10-minute speech on the topic. All four students gave unique perspectives on the subject. As one judge stated after the contest, "Listening to these student speeches is very encouraging for the future of this country."