Local senior wins Lions Club student speaker contest

Miranda Mize will compete in state finals in June.

Miranda Mize, a senior at El Camino high school, has won this year’s Lions Club Student Speaker semi-final contest. She will now compete at the state finals on June 4 in Redding, California where she will be competing for the grand prize of $11,000.

This year’s topic is “Liberty and Justice For All — What It Means to Me”.

Miranda took first place at the Ventura Downtown Lions Club competition and went on to win the next four levels. She was awarded $4,500 for winning at District and moved on to compete in the semi-finals where she took home the top prize of $6,500.

The Lions Club Student Speaker contest is supported by the Student Speaker Foundation, a California nonprofit corporation.  This year the Foundation will provide scholarships totaling $103,500.00. From this amount, each of the fifteen District winners will receive a $4,500.00 scholarship, each of the four Area winners will receive an additional $6,500.00 scholarship and the winner of the Multiple District Four Contest will receive an additional $10,000.00 scholarship

The Ventura Downton Lions Club meets the first three Thursdays of every month for lunch at The Derby Club, Ventura County Fairgrounds. Guests are always welcome!

For information about the Lions Club Student Speaker Contest, Lions Clubs International, or the Ventura Downtown Lions, visit  www.venturalions.org or 655-5595.


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