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Sam Ricci advances in Student Speakers Contest

Zone 4 Student Speakers Contest winner Sam Ricci, left, with Sheri Hughes, chairwoman of the District 4-A3 Student Speakers Contest, and finalist Roger Olds.

Sam Ricci, sponsored by the Vandenberg Village Lions Club, is the winner of the Zone 4 Student Speakers Contest.

Ricci, a Cabrillo High School senior, won $150 cash and will now advance to the Region I contest on March 25 at 7 p.m. at the Orcutt Lions Den, 126 S. Broadway, in Orcutt.

This year’s topic is "Freedom of the Press -- What Does It Mean?”

Roger Olds, a junior at Righetti High School in Santa Maria, is a finalist.

Zone 4 consists of the Lompoc Host Lions, Orcutt Lions and Vandenberg Village Lions clubs.

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The contest was conducted by Sheri Hughes, chairwoman of the District 4-A3 Student Speakers Contest.

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