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McGowan Wins F.C. Rotary Speech Competition

Aidan McGowan, a freshman at Bishop Denis J. O’Connell High School, won the Falls Church Rotary Club’s High School Speech Competition on Thursday, March 13 at the Harvest Moon Restaurant at 7260 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. Falls Church Rotary Club president Greg Viola II presented Aidan with a first place certificate following his talk on this year’s Rotary theme, “Be a Gift to the World.”

McGowan now advances to the  Rotary District finals in Fredericksburg on Saturday, March 19 where he will receive the Falls Church Rotary Club Contest’s $150 first place award and compete with finalists from throughout Rotary District 7610 for a $1,000 district award. For more information, visit