students from speech and debate program participated in the annual Richard D. King Youth Speech Contest at the on Feb. 7 at the
Students presented a prepared five-minute speech on the topic "reach within to embrace humanity." The topic is the theme for Rotary International during 2011-12.
The winners were:
- (senior)—first place
- (senior)—second place
- (senior)—honorable mention
- Kevin Luu (junior)—honorable mention
- Sean Zdanky (sophomore)—third place
Students earn cash prizes and the opportunity for competition at the Area and District level.
Neela will compete again on Feb. 28 at the Rotary Club of Los Gatos, 12 noon, at the Los Gatos Lodge with first-place winners from four other Area 8 Rotary Clubs.
Rotary District 5170 has about 90 clubs in communities from Oakland to Gilroy. Area 8 has nine clubs in the West Valley.
The Rotary Club of Los Gatos is a community-based service organization with two active groups in Los Gatos and more than 34,000 clubs worldwide with more than 1.2 million members.
The Tuesday afternoon Rotary Club of Los Gatos meets at 12:15 p.m. at the Los Gatos Lodge. Its president is William Piche.
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