The Rome Noon Optimist Club recently held its annual Oratorical Contest.  The students were awarded $325 in prize money.  The two boys contestants and the 1st place girls contestant will move on to the Region Contest. The winners of the Region Contest will compete in the GATEway Optimist District Contest for one of two $2,500 college scholarships.
The contestants were:
Girls Contest— 1st place — Sarai Eubanks (Model Middle); 2nd place– Kayla Hutcherson (Armuchee High); 3rd place — Elizabeth Marshall (Model High)
Boys Contest— 1st place–Hunter Hays (Model High); 2nd Place–Dequan Johnson (Coosa High)