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Rotary speech contestants inspire

Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Jeff England poses with Oak Ridge High School sophomores Lauren Wandell, Samantha Kilcollins, Kelsey Smith and Mikayla Mefford, left to right. Village Life photo by Noel Stack
Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Jeff England poses with Oak Ridge High School sophomores Lauren Wandell, Samantha Kilcollins, Kelsey Smith and Mikayla Mefford, left to right. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Four Oak Ridge High school students encouraged members and guests at the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Feb. 8 meeting to “Reach Within to Embrace Humanity,” the theme for District 5180′s annual speech contest.

The all-female, all-sophomore participants shared personal stories, channeled their inner Superman and inspired audience members and the three guest judges to dedicate their lives to serving others. Lauren Wandell, Samantha Kilcollins, Kelsey Smith and Mikayla Mefford eloquently spoke about service above self — Rotary’s guiding principle.

Wandell earned first place with her speech, in which she shared her personal volunteering experiences. She moves on to the District 5180 speech competition.

Afterward, Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Jeff England noted that all four students were likely “future Rotarians.”

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  1. Lauren you are so awesome!!

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