Westborough Lions Club

Youth Speech Contest 2022-23

For High School-Aged Students Residing in Westborough

Topic: Environmental Crisis: Fact or Fiction?

WHAT: Speech Contest on: Environmental Crisis: Fact or Fiction?

WHO: High School-Aged Students Residing in Westborough

WHEN: Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 7 p.m.



REGISTER: Email Lion Susan Ash at with intent to participate

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: 10 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2022                                          

Students write and give a 5 to 8 minute speech on the topic. Three judges critique each speech on Delivery, Effectiveness, and Text. At the local contest, students can use their manuscript to deliver their speech. Student with the highest point total wins the local contest, receives a monetary prize, and moves on to the Zone 2 Contest in December, competing against the winners of the Northborough, Berlin, Bolton, and Harvard Lions Clubs. Only three 3"X5" notecards may be used to deliver speeches at the Zone and Region level contests. Zone 2 winner moves on with the runner-up to the Region 1 Contest in January, competing against the Zone 1 (Blackstone Valley area) winner and runner-up. Region 1 winner moves on to District 33A (central MA) contest. District 33A winner moves on to the State contest in April. Only one 3"X5" notecard may be used at the District and State levels. Monetary prizes at all levels including a $1000 prize to the District 33A winner and a $1500 prize to the State winner.







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