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Fifth-graders compete in Optimist oratorical contest

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Thirty-three fifth-graders from the Summit County elementary schools and the Summit County Christian School competed in this year’s Optimist Club Oratorical Contest. The topic, “I Wish I Had Been There,” opened the door for these young folks to think back in history to some special event they wish they had witnessed and share how they would have responded to the occasion. The field of wishes was wide open.

Eighteen students were selected by the judges to compete in the finals. Breckenridge Elementary had the most finalists to include Nicole Chandler, Emily Cotter, Sierra Creen, Emily Flint, Madison Gross, Addie Herwig, Brett Huntley, Netasha Lovato, Sara Metzger, Charlotte Truesdell, Nathan Hausman, Julian McCarthy and Dylan Mitchell. Three finalists from Summit County Christian School were Jessica May, Dylan Harville and Tim Jacobson. Frisco Elementary was represented by Mackenzie Rogers, and Nicholas Berry was selected from Summit Cove Elementary.

The judges selected three girls and three boys as this year’s top winners. For the girls, Gross was the first-place winner, Huntley took second place and Herwig received the third-place award. On the boys’ side, Hausman took first place, Jacobson was the second-place winner and Mitchell received third place.