Janssen wins Optimist oratory contest
NEW ULM — Bethany Janssen, a senior at New Ulm High School, recently won the Optimist Club of New Ulm’s oratorical contest based on a theme of “Just Imagine a World without Boundaries.”
Janssen will be sent to the District level where she will compete against winners from other Optimist Clubs in the Dakotas-Manitoba-Minnesota District with a chance to win a scholarship, and then possibly on to the Optimist International Regional/World Championship for a chance to win an additional $5,000 or up to another $15,000 scholarship.
“Janssen did a wonderful job presenting her speech,” Club President Lana Hoffman said. “The members of our Optimist Club have no doubt that Janssen has a bright future ahead of her.”