The Virginia Association of Fairs annual Youth Leadership/Public Speaking Contest will be held in January in Portsmouth, VA. Scholarships totaling $7,000 will be given as prizes for first through sixth place finishes. The contest is open to youth ages 14-19 as of 1/1/09. Entries are due in early December. We have had several youth compete in the past; this is a great opportunity to improve your skills and win some money for college. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for an entry packet.