Eisenhower High School freshman Eesha Katta took home first place in the District Optimist Oratory Speech Contest in Oklahoma City recently.
Katta, who has already been recognized for her writing by multiple organizations, received a $2,500 scholarship to be used at a college of her choice. The theme of the contest was “Discovering the Optimism Within Me.” Katta will move on to compete in the National/International Competition in St. Louis, Mo., in June.
Katta joins Lawton High School’s AdyLynn Anderson, who won the same honor last year and went on to win the Southwest Region of the National Competition. Both students are mentored by retired LPS teacher Terence Freeman.