Optimist Oratorical World Championships

Optimist Oratorical World Championships
July 18-20, 2019
Saint Louis University

The Center for Global Citizenship
3672 West Pine Mall
St. Louis, MO 63108
Parking: Laclede Garage 3634 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108

2019 Agenda
World Oratorical Live Stream
Speaking Orders - Saturday July 20, 2019

Housing Options
Rooms are available on campus at Saint Louis University in Spring Hall for contestants, family and chaperones for $50 per bed per night. Contact William Perkins at 314-977-8693 or william.perkins@slu.edu for reservations.

Spring Hall Double Semi-Suite

There are several hotels close to Saint Louis University. If you would like a reservation at The Parkway Hotel ($129 King / $134 Double per night for the dates of July 18 arrival and check out July 20) or any additional hotel information please email Amy Keller at amy.keller@optimist.org or call the direct line: 314-881-1318

Transportation Options
For a shuttle reservations, contact St. Louis County and Yellow Cab
314-991-5300
Promo Code: TAXI10

Cabs, Uber and Lyft are also available throughout St. Louis. The campus is located approximately 20 minutes from the airport.





2019 Optimist International World Championship Winners

  • First Place: California South – Alyse Saucedo
  • Second Place: Kentucky/West Virginia – Michael Morgan
  • Third Place: Ohio – Dylan Hyun

2018 Optimist International World Championships Playlist

Each World Championship winner will receive a $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000 scholarship respectively.

2019 Optimist International World Regional Winners

  • Global Region: Haiti – Israel Dorvil
  • Northeast & Great Lakes Region: Ohio – Dylan Hyun
  • Great Plains Region: Wisconsin/Upper Michigan – Regina Gravrok
  • Mid-Atlantic Region: Kentucky/West Virginia – Michael Morgan
  • Southeast Region: Alabama/Mississippi – Grace O’Grady
  • Southwest Region: Tenn/Ark – Sydni Whitfield
  • Middle America Region: Eastern Missouri – Judson Mayfield
  • West Coast Region: California South – Alyse Saucedo
  • Saint Lawrence Region: – Manuela Nauboussi


Each World Regional winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship.


Local and District Contest Information