West Genesee Student Wins at New York – New England Optimist District Oratorical Competition
The New York-New England District Oratorical Competition was held on May 23, 2020 remotely through Zoom. The winner was West Genesee High School senior Christina Van Allen representing the Camillus Optimist Club.
She will move forward to the World Competition being held online on July 16-17.
The third place winner was West Genesee High School senior Hannah Craybas who was also representing the Camillus Optimist Club.
The contest was recorded and we will add access to that recording when it is made available.
Camillus Optimist Speech Winners Share “Just Imagine a World without Boundaries”
On January 29, seven students gave speeches around the theme, “Just Imagine a World without Boundaries” to members of the Camillus Optimist Club. The Optimists chose Christina Van Allen and Hannah Craybas from the high school in the top two spots, respectively.
Both students will now compete at the next level of the 2020 Oratorical Contest that will be held in April in New Hartford, NY.
Also competing were Shannon Flynn and Logan Battaglia from the high school; Riley Kittle from West Genesee Middle School; along with Sienna Baron and Oliver Rufa from Camillus Middle School.
English teachers Stephanie Murphy and Kate Parry coached the students from CMS; Susan Marshall from WGMS; and Suzanne Ostrander coordinated the students from the high school.