The 107th Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation finals are April 17 at 2 p.m. at the Lutcher Theater, located at 707 W. Main in Orange.

Five local public schools including Bridge City, Little Cypress-Mauriceville, Orangefield, Vidor and West Orange-Stark each have two students competing for scholarship awards. First and second place, in both Reading and Declamation categories, will receive an award of $5,000 and $2,500 respectively.

The public is invited to come support these local students and applaud their accomplishments. This contest is sponsored by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation as part of the continuing mission to encourage and assist education and to improve and enrich the quality of life in Southeast Texas.

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