Rotary speakers lauded

Courtesy of Rotary Club of Los Altos
Rotarian Jack Kelly, left, awards Ethan Huang, a junior at Mountain View High School, a certificate for winning first place in the Rotary Club of Los Altos’ speech contest.

Four local high school students competed in the annual Rotary Club of Los Altos speech contest Jan. 16.

Ethan Huang, a junior at Mountain View High School, won first place with his speech “Magic of Connection”; Rose Liu, a sophomore at Los Altos High, took second with “Confirmation Bias”; Los Altos High senior Jiayan Luo captured third with “Strawberries”; and Franklin Ruan, a senior at Los Altos High, presented his speech “Dishwashing: My College Application.”

The four- to five-minute speeches each included a reference to the Rotary Club’s theme, which this year is “Rotary Connects the World.” Contest winners advance from the single-club competition to the area level, then the regional level and finally the Rotary District level, scheduled March 28. At the club level, first place winners receive $100, second place $50 and third place $25.

For more information on next year’s Rotary Club speech contest, students should email Kamal Della at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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