The Optimist Club of Carlsbad will be hosting its annual Oratorical Contest on Saturday, March 24, at the Carlsbad Library (1775 Dove Lane). The speech topic is “Where are my Roots of Optimism?” The contest is open to all students under the age of 18 yrs. as of October 1, 2017. Applications are due with appropriate identification by March 17, 2018. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or download the application from the website.