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Kight wins Rotary speech contest
Pictured are speech contestants, left to right, Darius Scott, Hannah Berry, Brian Nicolaus, Nathan Crager, Grant Killion, Bob Greenbaum, Darius Goldwire and Rebecca Kight. Not pictured: Annah Shearouse. - photo by Photo provided

South Effingham High School junior Rebecca Kight won the annual Rotary Club speech contest, held March 3 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

The contest is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise and the Rotary Club of Effingham. Kight was awarded $200.

Darius Scott, a freshman at SEHS, finished second and received $150. Nathan Crager, a sophomore at Effingham County High School, took third place and $100. Brian Nicolaus, an ECHS senior, finished in fourth place and received $50.

Students were judged on appearance, speech content, presentation and time. The speech contest is funded through the annual Rotary Club golf tournament, which was held in September 2014.