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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Angelina Zhang advances to Optimist International Oratorical World Championships

Angelina Zhang has advanced to the finals of the Optimist International Oratorical World Championships. The finals will be held Friday, June 24, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. PST at St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO.

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Screen grab of Angelina Zhang learning that
she has won the West Coast Regional

Angelina is participating remotely from a location in British Columbia. Sponsored by the Vancouver, BC Optimist Club, she won the PNW District Optimist International contest on April 30 and secured a $2,500 scholarship. Her win in the regional contest held June 23 has earned her an additional $5,000 scholarship. In the finals, she will compete against eight other regional winners for an additional $15,000 scholarship prize.

The students competing in the finals are:

  • Northeast & Great Lakes Region - Sean Domencic, Atlantic Central District
  • Southeast Region - Justice Hill, South Carolina District
  • Mid-Atlantic Region - William Zupp, North Carolina West District
  • Middle America Region - Cameron Tyler, East Missouri District
  • Great Plains Region - Grant Caldwell, Southern Wisconsin District
  • Southwest Region - Dawt Sung, North Texas District
  • West Coast Region - Angelina Zhang, Pacific Northwest District
  • St. Lawrence Region - Maryme Auger, Quebec Central District
  • Global Region - Pallovi Romen, Belize

To watch the finals, please go to http://www.optimist.org/stream.cfm, 8:00 a.m. PST, June 24, 2016.

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