Earlier this month, the Optimist Club of LaGrange hosted a scholarship oratorical contest for Troup County students. The theme of the contest was Where Are My Roots of Optimism. Two Gardner Newman Middle school students were named tops in the competition.
Ellie Moone and Render McLeod were each awarded first place and received an Optimist Club Medallion, certificate, and a gift after they presented their speech in front of roughly 20 Optimist Club members, family members, and other guests. A total of ten students attended and spoke during the afternoon luncheon. Runner-ups were:
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