The Hopkinton Lions Club is hosting its annual youth speech contest virtually on Thursday, Dec. 17. The topic is: Is winning everything?
The competition, which is part of a statewide program, provides an opportunity for students to speak publicly and freely on a designated topic of general interest. It is open to Hopkinton residents in grades 9-12, and the speech must be given in English.
Each contestant will be judged on delivery, effectiveness and text of speech. Each speech should last between 5-8 minutes. The winner will receive a $100 prize.
Winners in town will have the opportunity to advance to a zone-level competition, followed by regional, district and state events for winners at each level.