Separate contests for boys and girls were held on Saturday, February 22 for the annual Oratorical Contest sponsored by the Optimist Club of Jasper. The 2014 topic was “How My Passions Impact the World”. First place winners will advance to the Zone Contest being held on March 22 in Canton. Four schools participated in the contests: Dawsonville Middle School, Wildwood Christian Middle School, Wildwood Christian High School, and Pickens County Middle School. The contest was held at the Pickens County Public Library and the room was filled to capacity with observers.
Congratulations to all of the participants!
Girls – first place Evelyn Ulery from Dawsonville Middle School; second place Alexis Cook from Wildwood Christian High School; third place Isabella Brown from Dawsonville Middle School.
Boys – first place Noah Stapp from Dawsonville Middle School; second place E. J. Elliott from Dawsonville Middle School; third place Daniel Bulos from Wildwood Christian Middle School.