The Rome Noon Optimist Club held its annual Oratorical Contest recently where students were required to prepare a 4- to 5-minute speech on a pre-assigned topic.  The contest is designed to assist youth in gaining public speaking experience.  The topic for this year’s speech was “Where Are My Roots Of Optimism?”
The two winners were Logan Angle and Kayla Hutcherson. They will represent the club at the upcoming Area Contest.
The Rome Noon Optimist Club was chartered on December 3, 1948, and has provided continuous service to the youth of Rome and Floyd County for more than six decades.  The Rome Noon Optimist Club embodies the motto of Optimist International, “Friend of Youth”, with all local club activities focusing on developing the potential and recognizing the accomplishment of the youth in our community.  The club raises $30,000 from the annual pancake breakfast and all of the proceeds benefit the Noon Optimist Club’s youth-related projects in and around Rome.