A part of the greater organization of Optimist International, The Optimist Club of Kutztown has been proudly serving the needs of Youth and the Communities of Kutztown, Brandywine, Topton and Hamburg since March 16, 1981.
Optimist Club of Kutztown 2023 Oratorical Contest
"Discovering the Optimism Within Me"
The Optimist Oratorical Contest gives youngsters the chance to speak to the world. More than $150,000 in college scholarships funded by the Optimist International Foundations is awarded annually from this program. The topic of the 2023 speech is “Discovering the Optimism Within Me”.
The contest is open to contestants under the age of 19 as of October 1st of the current school year and who have not yet completed secondary school. The contest will be held at the Kutztown Middle School Library on April 11, 2023 at 7 PM
Obtain an Oratorical Contest Application from, complete the application, and return to firstname.lastname@example.org .
This program promotes public speaking skills that are very important to become successful in school, in your community, and at work. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners earn medals and cash awards. 1st and 2nd place winners advance to the District Competition.
Print out a copy of the Application from the page below which also includes submission information.
Our Essay Contest winner for 2023 is Dominick Pizzelanti
Dominick is a senior at Kutztown Area High School. Dominick plays soccer and baseball and participate in Debate, Boy Scouts, and National History Day. After High School, Dominick plans to attend Penn State University and major in Journalism.
All Club meetings and activities will adopt personal choice on masks, social distancing and vaccination as our protocol. As a Club we will not ask for vaccination status and we will leave it up to each participant or guest to make their own personal choice on the use of masks and social distancing. Making this statement will provide any potential member, guest, participant, or event goer the knowledge of what to expect and choose based on their personnel beliefs.