Congratulations to Sharvari Bhatt ’16 for earning 2nd place in the Lions Club of Massachusetts state finals for public speaking on April 23.

The competition started in the fall at the local club and school level and proceeded through several levels of competition over the school year, ending with the statewide competition. Sharvari was one of five statewide district winners who qualified to compete in the public speaking competition at the annual Lions Club State Convention.

The annual competition is open to students in grades 9-12, and Sharvari was sponsored by the local chapter of the Lions Club in Greenfield.

There are prizes and/or awards for each contestant at every level of competition. The prizes at the State Competition are $1,500 to the winner and $500 to each runner up. Prizes at other levels of competition are at the discretion of the clubs or district.