The following press release is from OI
PRESS RELEASE 8/27/17
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2008 Optimist International District Oratorical Contest
Winner & Fulbright Recipient Returns from France
In 2008, The Optimist Club of St. Charles sponsored Brittany Broder (a Hardin Middle School student at the time) who placed first in the girls division for the Optimist Club of Eastern Missouri Oratorical Contest. Brittany recently returned from a Fulbright program in Nantes, France. She studied in the Sustainable Nuclear Engineering and Advanced Waste Management program at École des Mines de Nantes through a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Grant. Brittany, is a 2016 graduate of Western Kentucky University, and was a member of the 2014 WKU world champion forensics (speech and debate) team. She will attend the University of Chicago in the fall, where she has been awarded a five year fellowship to pursue a Ph.D. in the Medical Physics program.