O'Grady named Optimist contest winner

From left are Melvin Bannister, Optimist International Foundation President; Grace O'Grady, Hernando Middle School 8th grader, and Rebecca Butler Mona, Optimist International President. O'Grady was the winner of the Optimist International World Oratorical Contest for the Southeast Region of Optimist International. Grace represented the Optimist Club of Hernando and has received a total of $8,000 in college scholarships.

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