Not all Division Contests, or District contests for that matter, possess equally compelling speakers. This contest did. And the Park City club made up the better part of the audience with nine members and family members present.
Cathy Barker, a.k.a. Caffeine Barker, competed in the Table Topics contest. The question was, “If you could go any where for a day, what place would that be?” An inside source said that the judging ballots were all over the place, meaning that the table topics contestants were all very good and the judges had a hard time choosing who was the best. We were all very pleased with Cathy’s performance, but unfortunately she didn’t come out on top this time.
The international contest was hard fought with four really good speeches. One on ‘being there’ and the death of a mother, another on ‘feeding what is important in your life’, and a third on how luck is a combination of working hard and opportunity.
Stacy gave another great rendition of her speech, ‘Wynton Marsalis has my back’ and won a well-deserved first place and will go on to compete at the district contest in May.