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March 6--  Students from Vidalia High School and Toombs County High School are winners of the annual speech competition sponsored by the Vidalia Rotary Club.

rotarywinners(L-R) Vidalia Rotary Club speech chairperson Linda Johnson, VHS counselor Chris Carroll, Vidalia High School student Nancy McKenzie, Toombs County High School students Abigail Hutcheson and Kevyn Perez and TCHS counselor Christy Smesny.

The first place winner is Nancy Mckenzie who wins $150 plus a like amount for Vidalia High School.  She will represent the Vidalia Rotary Club in zone competition April 14 at the Oconee Fall Line Technical College in Sandersville.  The zone winner will be presented a $1,000 scholarship after speaking at the Rotary District Conference at Jekyll Island.

Second place local winner Abigail Hutcheson wins $75 and third place winner Kevyn Perez receives $50.  Toombs County High School receives $125 from the Vidalia Rotary Club.