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Sunday, February 3, 2013

TERRE HAUTE -- Vigo Toastmasters will host the sixth Wabash Valley Right to Life Oratory Contest Saturday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m.

An alternate weather date of Feb. 16, was also scheduled.

The contest is open to sophomore, junior and senior high school students.

The contest will take place at Catholic Charities, 1801 Poplar St., Terre Haute.

The Oratory Contest provides contestants the opportunity to organize and express their thoughts and views in a formal public speaking environment and prepare the contestants for future leadership roles.

Winning speaker prizes will be awarded on the day of the contest.

First-place will receive $200, while second-place will earn $150. Third-place will tally $100.

Sophomores are allowed to compete for prize money, but are not eligible to advance to the state and national contests.

The top two juniors and seniors will be eligible to compete in the Indiana Right to Life State Oratory Contest.

The date and location of the Indiana Right to Life State Oratory Contest will be announced at a later date.

For more information, contact Tom McBroom at 812-841-0060 or e-mail mcbroom.tom@gmail.com.

Wabash Valley Right to Life is an all-volunteer board whose mission is to protect the right to life. For more information, log on to www.WVRTL.org, or find the organization on Facebook.

Toastmaster International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.

The organization was founded in 1924 and currently has more than 270,000 members in 13,000 clubs in 116 countries.

Each week, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million people of every ethnicity, education and profession build competence in communications to gain the confidence to lead others.

For more information about Toastmasters, log on to www.toastmasters.org.

Since Sept. 1, 1945, Vigo County Toastmaster Club 332 meets regularly each Thursday at 7 p.m., on the campus of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 5500 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, in Myers Building Room 137.

For more information, log on to http://332.toastmastersclub.org/.

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