Camillus Optimist Speech Winners Share “Just Imagine a World without Boundaries”

2020 Camillus Optimist Speech Contestants
Pictured above in the front row from left to right are Sienna Baron, Oliver Rufa, and Riley Kittle. In the back row from left to right are Shannon Flynn, Christina Van Allen, Hannah Craybas, and Logan Battaglia.

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.