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Original post made by Pleasanton Lions Club, Amador Valley High School, on Jan 30, 2023

The Pleasanton chapter of Lions Clubs International, the largest service club organization in the world, is hosting a Student Speakers Contest in February. The annual competitive speech contest, which was paused during the pandemic, is open to all Pleasanton high school students.

The Student Speakers Contest is designed to raise awareness of public speaking as an important life skill. Each participating student will give a five to 10-minute speech on a subject of vital interest to the community. This year’s topic: “Social Media: Connects Us or Isolates Us?”

These contests are held statewide. Every finalist uses the same speech at each level. At the Pleasanton level, the winner receives a cash reward of $100. Winning students have the chance to earn scholarships of $4,500 and $6,500 as they advance, with the statewide winner receiving $10,000 in scholarship monies, making a total of $21,000 scholarships available.

Contestants must enter by Feb. 3, and the contest will take place on February 21st. For information on how to enter, visit


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