Daemen College student veteran William Olkowski, a member of the college’s Rhetorical Roar Toastmasters Club, earned a top honor at an area Toastmasters International Speech Contest hosted March 7 on campus. This is the sixth consecutive time a Daemen participant has received first place in a local Toastmasters contest.
Olkowski won the area level competition in the International Speech Contest category for his speech, “Remember,” which addressed his service to his country, family, and community. With this win, he moves on to compete against top winners at the division speech competition scheduled for 10 a.m. April 7 in Daemen’s Research and Information Commons.
“Participating in the Toastmasters Speech Contest is an excellent opportunity for our members to present their talents and skills in public speaking,” said Pam Gorman, director of Toastmasters Area 12 and immediate past president of the Rhetorical Roar Club. “We congratulate Bill on winning at this level of competition.”
Olkowski, a Snyder resident, is an accounting major at Daemen and active in the college’s Student Veterans Alliance.