CUMMING, Ga. — Riverwatch Middle School was recognized recently by the Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club for the school’s support of the Optimist Oratorical Contest and in honor of Riverwatch student Vinayak Menon.
Vinayak was the zone winner in the 2017 Optimist International Oratorical contest.
In appreciation of the school’s support, and the help of Riverwatch oratorical coordinators Ginger Breyo and Christy Gabbert, members of the Sawnee-Cumming Club presented a trophy to assistant principle Amanda Thrower. This year’s oratorical topic was “What the World Gains From Optimism.”
The annual Optimist Oratorical Competition includes Forsyth County middle and high school students, along with an elementary school contest for younger students to gain experience.
The county-wide competition began with more than 5000 students from 26 schools. The Forsyth contest is the largest in the United States.