Gulf Breeze Optimist Club has a rich tradition of sponsoring winners in both district, region and state Optimist Oratorical contests. In conjunction with The Optimist International Oratorical Contest, the local event gives students the opportunity to speak to the world on a specific topic and compete for more than $150,000 in college scholarships funded by the Optimist International Foundation annually. For more information contact local coordinator douglasmhenriques@gmail.com