Audrey Dahlgren introduced the student speech contestants, who each spoke briefly on “Be a Gift to the World”, Rotary International’s theme for this year 2015-2016. The students were Katya Forsyth, Kaylen Ng, Samal Senaratna, and Brandon Nash.
The judging committee consisted of Sandy Farrell, Dave Moyers, Chuck Klaus and Charley Ferraro. After much deliberation, Katya Forsyth was chosen the winner (sharing our values with others and being thankful for what we have), and Kaelen Ng was second (mental illness and handicaps in children). Congratulations, and thanks to all for their hard work and talent, and thanks also to the judging committee members. The winner will represent our Club at the District competition at Loyola-Marymount University on Sat, Mar 5.