Join us in celebrating the 115th year of the Stark Reading Contest. The Reunion will commemorate the impact of the Contest with testimonials from previous scholarship winners and an announcement of the 2019 County Finalists. Light refreshments will be served.
Each year from 1904 to 1975, the Stark Family – beginning with Miriam Lutcher Stark and continuing with her son, Lutcher, and his wife, Nelda – sponsored a contest in reading and a contest in declamation in the public high schools in Orange, Texas. In 1976, the Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation became a qualified scholarship program of the Stark Foundation. This spring will mark its 115th year.