The Monroe Area Optimist Club Oratory Contest was held at the school on March 5th, 2005. The topic this year was, “My Hero Is . . .” Boy winners were (left side): Joe Irwin (2nd), Richard Irwin (1st), David Irwin (3rd). Girl winners were (right side): Regan Reece (1st), Carissa VanCleve (3rd) Lauren Davis (2nd). Winners advance to the Zone Competition at Miami University-Hamilton later this month.