For Immediate Release                                 Media Contact: Leon Berthiaume                                                      
As part of The Rotary Club of Saint Albans 100 Year Celebration, we are participating in a district wide speech contest!  This great opportunity allows for Franklin County High School students to show off their presentation skills and compete for prizes.
The first round of the contest for Franklin County High School students is scheduled for February 7th at Peoples Trust Company on Kingman St, in Saint Albans.
The winner of this round will receive a prize of $200 as long as they participate in the Round 2 contest.  There is a total of 4 rounds.  The winner of all rounds will achieve total prize amount $1,750. 
The Speech Contest Topic is "How can we increase hope for our schools?” 
Students are asked to prepare and deliver a five-minute speech which relates this topic to their life, school, and Rotary values. The speech does not need to be memorized but does need to be written and submitted prior to presenting.
To register to compete or for more information regarding contest rules and eligibility visit , check with your local high school or reach out to Chris Bernard at
“We are excited to participate in the speech contest and are hoping for a lot of participation! It is truly a great way for our local students to practice public speaking in a fun and supportive competition.”
-Stacey Cauller, PTC Human Resources Director, Rotarian, and cohost of the Speech Contest.
To know more about Rotary, go to or our Facebook page called:  Rotary Club of St. Albans, Vermont.