Bingham, 17 year-old-daughter of Denise and Bryan Bingham, received a certificate and $125 at the local level. She will advance to compete in the area contest where prizes of $100 to $175 will be awarded. The first-prize winner in the area contest continues on to a district contest offering prizes from $500 to $1,000.
Other speakers are seniors Kiara Job, 17, daughter of Kimberly and Vaughn Job, second-place and Victorya Cruz, 17-year-old daughter of Mercedes and Jimmy Cruz, third-place.
“Changing Lives,” the Rotary International President Ron Burton’s theme, was the topic selected by Rotary District 5220. Bruce Kelly of the Rotary Club of Patterson is the contest chair and host of the event.
Contestants in this seeded contest can win up to $1,300 for success in the club, area and district events. The contests are held each year by the Rotary clubs in the northern San Joaquin Valley and the Mother Lode.