By Camille Lyon Posted: February 18, 2009
Recently, two Lowry students were given the opportunity to demonstrate their speaking skills in a contest sponsored by the Winnemucca Lions Club.
The contestants were seniors Katy Granath and Cameron Kitras, who spoke on the topic of “how we can solve the oil crisis”. There was a preliminary round on January 29 at LHS. Kitras began his speech and presented his ideas on solving the oil crisis. He encouraged the use of fuel cells as he explained their efficiency. As his speech concluded, Granath was introduced to give her prepared speech.
Granath’s speech emphasized using alternative fuel vehicles. She also explained how we should not depend entirely on oil. The lack of contestants ensured both Granath and Kitras would move on to the next round to determine the winner.
The final contest took place on the evening of February 11. Kitras and Granath presented their speeches to a panel of judges chosen by the Winnemucca Lions Club. The judges were local community members. After both contestants spoke, the judges deliberated, and Granath was named the winner and was awarded a $75 prize. Kitras was awarded a second-place prize of $25.