Anzar student wins regional Rotary speech contest; TeenWORKS program starts in June

The finalists in the Rotary Speech Contest, from left: Zach

Each year, rotary clubs around the world hold a speech contest
for local high school students. Emily Nelson, of Anzar High School,
won the area competition for Rotary Clubs of Gilroy, Hollister,
Morgan Hill and San Juan Bautista earlier this month and will
advance to compete against students from throughout the Bay
Area.
Each year, rotary clubs around the world hold a speech contest for local high school students. Emily Nelson, of Anzar High School, won the area competition for Rotary Clubs of Gilroy, Hollister, Morgan Hill and San Juan Bautista earlier this month and will advance to compete against students from throughout the Bay Area.

The goals of the speech contest are to increase the student’s awareness of the importance of being able to speak effectively before a group, to increase public knowledge of what Rotary does locally and throughout the world, to teach young people the value of volunteer service, and to provide all high school students an opportunity to learn the value of fair competition. Cash prizes are awarded with no strings attached, but Rotary hopes that the award will be used to further the student’s education.

Prepare for work and college

TeenWORKS will help 75 youths, ages 17 or 18, whose parents are Santa Clara County CalWORKS recipients, prepare for work and college. An eight-week summer program, which begins June 14 at Gavilan College, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., will combine job readiness and work experience with academic and educational support. Services will include tutoring, counseling, orientation, self-assessment, skill set modules on study skills, time management and workplace skills with leadership exploration. Paid work experience placement through various community partners for on-the-job training, work readiness and work experience is also provided. Details: 852-2824.

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