Congratulations to the 2017 Stark Reading Contest County Final winners

ORANGE – The Board of Directors and administrative staff of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation congratulate the winners of the 2017 County Finals of the 113th Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation. On Sunday, April 23, 2017, students who had previously won first place at the various local level competitions held at each of the five Orange County public high schools competed in the categories of Declamation and Interpretive Reading at the County Finals held at the Lutcher Theater.

 

Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School’s Connor Alexander won 1st place in Declamation, while Bree Cloud of Bridge City High School won 1st place in Interpretive Reading. Both students received a $5,000 scholarship for their 1st place awards. For his Declamation, Alexander presented the speech A Crisis of Confidence by Jimmy Carter. Cloud’s reading was I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olson.

 

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