Zoe Allardice, a freshman at the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf in Wilson, won the Communications Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
The title of her presentation was “Why My Opinion is Important.” The contest is sponsored by the North Carolina East District of Optimist International.
This is an annual contest and is open to any hearing impaired high school student in the eastern part of North Carolina. As the winner of the contest, Allardice received a $2,500 scholarship to the school of her choosing. The motto of the Optimist organization is “Friend of Youth” with the slogan of “Bringing Out the Best in Kids”. Most of the projects that Optimists do are intended to give our young people a positive memory in their young lives.