Optimist Oratorical Contest - The Pacific Palisades Optimists Club’s annual oratorical contest, held March 27th at the Palisades Lutheran Church. The following 8th grade students participated: Siddhartha Shendrikar, Michael Brent, David Tofer, Gracie Binder, and Sarah Slavkin. These students competed against other area schools, including Pali High. Each student wrote and delivered a four-minute speech on “what the world gains from optimism.” Our students did Revere proud, facing off against some very tough high school-level competitiors. Mr. Slavin and Mr. Wechsler were there supporting the students.