WINNERS CHOSEN AT JASPER ORATORICAL CONTEST
Separate contests for boys and girls were held on Saturday, March 5 for the annual Oratorical Contest sponsored by the Optimist Club of Jasper. The 2016 topic was “How My Best Brings Out the Best in Others”. First place winners will advance to the Zone Contest being held on March 19 in Canton. Three schools participated in the contests: Dawson County Middle School, Wildwood Christian School, and Jasper Middle School. Winners were: Girls – first place Madison Lawson from Wildwood Christian School; second place Molly Muenchen from Dawson County Middle School; third place Katie Burdett from Wildwood Christian School. Boys – first place Maxwell Hodgson from Dawson County Middle School; second place Mitchell McVay from Dawson County Middle School; third place Mason Ford from Wildwood Christian School. The contest was held at the Pickens County Public Library and the room was filled with observers. Congratulations to all of the participants!
Participants: Nathan Hamilton (Jasper Middle School), Mason Ford (Wildwood Christian School), Mitchell McVay (Dawson County Middle School), Gabriel Womack (Wildwood Christian School), Maxwell Hodgson (Dawson County Middle School), Madison Lawson (Wildwood Christian School), Molly Muenchen (Dawson County Middle School), Baylee Moore (Jasper Middle School), Katie Burdett (Wildwood Christian School)
Winners left to right: Boys - 2nd place Mitchell McVay, 3rd place Mason Ford, 1st place Maxwell Hodgson; Girls - 2nd place Molly Muenchen, 1st place Madison Lawson, 3rd place Katie Burdett