Bearcat takes top honor at Lions Club speech contest
Paso Robles Lions Club announces student speakers contest winners
Paso Robles High School senior Mason Hargrave recently won the recent Lions Club Student Speakers Contest for the local Lions Club Region. Elizabeth Kell of Arroyo Grande High School was the runner-up. The region is comprised of Lions Club chapters from San Miguel to Nipomo.
The Student Speaker Foundation is a California nonprofit corporation administered through the Lions Club. The purpose of the foundation is to provide scholarships to augment the prizes awarded to the winners of the Lions Club’s California Multiple District Four Student Speakers Program.
The topic for 2014-2015 was “Water Conservation: How can we reduce, recycle and reclaim?” This year the Foundation will provide scholarships totaling $103,500. From this amount, each of the fifteen district winners will receive a $4,500 scholarship, each of the four area winners will receive an additional $6,500 scholarship and the winner of the multiple district four contest will receive an additional $10,000 scholarship.
Hargrave will next compete at the district level in Orcutt on April 25. The district winner will receive a $4,500 scholarship and advance to the area competition. He follows fellow Paso Robles High School student, Michael Horne, who won last year’s regional and district competitions.