Jaina Johnson Wins $1000 Scholarship in 2022 NE District Oratorical Contest
Jaina Johnson was selected to represent Seward Optimist Club in the Nebraska District Optimist Oratorical Contest held at the Seward Civic Center on Sat. May 7, 2022. For her efforts, Jaina placed 3 rd overall and received a $1000.00 Optimist International Scholarship. She is the daughter of Stephanie Johnson of Seward. There were 10 students sponsored by Optimist clubs from across the state. Jaina presented her five minute, memorized speech on this year’s topic, “Staying Optimistic in Challenging Times.” She was presented a Gold Medal and Certificate at the regular meeting of the Seward Optimist Club on April 20 th at the Civic Center. She and her mother were given gift certificates for meals to enjoy compliments of the club.