To put more Americans to work, Paul de Supinski thinks the U.S. should take a dose of LSD — but not the psychedelic kind.
LSD — the Kimball High sophomore told members of the Breakfast Lions Club about on Feb. 21 — stands for “leading sustainable development.”
It was a central theme of his speech, which won first place in the club’s annual public speaking contest.
De Supinski said eliminating incentives for industries to outsource jobs overseas is one of the keys to creating more jobs in the U.S. But the emphasis should be on leading the way in developing new kinds of businesses with jobs that will be around for the long term.
“We need to lobby business and community leaders and politicians to develop policies that will put the U.S. in a leading role in developing businesses that are oriented to the future,” he said.
De Supinski’s talk was judged best in the two-speaker contest. Runner-up was Timothy Garcia, also a Kimball High sophomore.
For winning the local contest, de Supinski will represent the Breakfast Lions Club in regional competition.
He is captain of the Kimball speech team and already has qualified for the California High School Speech Tournament in congressional debate.
Mike Petrucelli was Breakfast Lions Speech Contest chairman.
Sophomore wins second Rotary award
For the second consecutive year, Isaiah Gosiengfiao won the annual speech contest sponsored by the Tracy Rotary Club.
The Kimball High School sophomore edged Timothy Garcia, a teammate on the Kimball High School speech team, for top honors.
Speaking on the Rotary International theme for the year, “Peace Through Service,” Gosiengfiao pointed to the numerous projects carried out by Rotary International and local Rotary clubs.
“One major project of Rotary International has been as one of the principal sponsors of the polio-eradication program that has been carried out throughout the world,” he said. “Only pockets of polio now remain in the world.”
He said that support of education programs, including the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship program for graduates, also promotes better understanding and, through that, peace.
Gosiengfiao will represent the Tracy Rotary Club in area competition this week in Ripon and then possibly in district competition.
Ben Goldberg was chairman of the club’s speech contest.
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