Michigan Optimist Club’s Oratorical Contest

Rockford homeschool student wins $1,500 scholarship

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

Matthew Newman, a 13-year-old homeschooler, was recently honored at the end of a summer barbeque as the proud first-place winner of this year’s Michigan Optimist Club’s Oratorical Contest. After winning the boys’ regional title on March 3, Newman advanced to the state competition held May 16 in Port Huron. In addition to laying claim to the title of state champion [...]