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Optimist Oratorical World Championships



The Optimist International Oratorical World Championships were held June 15-16, 2017, with the topic: “What the World Gains from Optimism.”

Optimist International Oratorical World Championships - Frequently Asked Questions

Optimist International Oratorical World Championships - Schedule Of Events and Speaking Order

    2017 World Champion Selected
  • World Champion: Meena Venkataramanan
  • Second Place: Adia Wynter
  • Third Place: Ye-Jean Park

    Regional Winners:
  • Southeast Region – Adia Wynter – Caribbean District
  • Middle America Region – Laura Kelly – Illinois District
  • Great Plains Region – Ye-Jean Park – Alberta Montana Northern Wyoming District
  • Southwest Region – Abbie Upshaw – Kansas District
  • St-Lawrence Region – Olivier Brunet – St-Lawrence District
  • West Coast Region – Meena Venkatarama
  • Mid-America Region – Jay Falk – Capital Virginia District
  • NE & Great Lakes Region – Matthew Leon – New York New England District

Congratulations to all the participants!

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