The Breakfast Optimist Club of Kalamazoo (BOCK) will hold its annual oratorical contest in February, 2017.

The topic for the 4-5 minute speech is “What the World Gains from Optimism.” There are prizes for first, second, and third place. The date of the contest is February 18, 2017, 10 am  at the Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors (GKAR), 5830 Venture Park Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009.

Click blue button to download entry form with rules. The deadline for application is February 10, 2017.

Rules and Entry Form


Please share the information with anyone who may be interested including students, other teachers and speech coaches. The contest is open to any student under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2016, who has not graduated from high school or the equivalent. The local winner will have an opportunity to compete for cash scholarships. Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Dan Mills
BOCK Oratorical Chair
(269) 720-1914

2017 Oratorical Contest