Fort Johnson students advance in oratorical contest

On April 3, Fort Johnson Middle School eighth-graders (from left) Rachel Clyburn, Harris Krogh, Benjamin Jenkins and Savannah Wood participated in the zone-level Optimist International Oratorical Contest. Benjamin won first place in the boys division with Harris the runner-up. Savannah won first place in the girls division with Rachel the runner-up. Benjamin and Savannah will represent the Charleston Optimist Clubs in Columbia on April 28 in the district-level contest. This year’s topic is “How my optimism helps me overcome obstacles.” -