The North Platte Optimist club will hold a speech and oratorical contest at 1 p.m. March 23 at Adams Middle School.
Students will compete for a chance to go on to a state contest and vie for a $1,500 scholarship.
The contest is open to anyone 17 years old or younger.
The topic is "Why My Voice is Important." A speech must last 4-5 minutes.
To register or for more information, contact Tammy Bannister at firstname.lastname@example.org