ST. PETERSBURG – The local Elks Department of Education recently sponsored its 2016 Oratorical Contest, which is an International Elks Oratorical Competition that is conducted annually in the areas of our Elk Lodges & Temples, Districts, State Association, Regions and Grand Lodge Convention for all high school juniors and seniors.
Contestants chose one of five oratorical topics. This year there were three contestants who presented dynamic speeches on national security and bullying. Each student presented an 8-10 minute memorized oration presented to an audience of family, friends and judges.
- Ms. Vivica Roberson: Winner $200.00 (12th Grade)
- Mr. Eric Vincent: 2nd Place $150.00 (11th Grade)
- Mr. Calvin McClavin: 3rd Place $100.00 (11th Grade)