On March 7, 2023 oratorical contestants Hannah Carpenter from EHS and Olivia Bryson from ECS presented their speeches to the Nine Wonders Optimist Club and their families. Since El Dorado Springs only had two contestants, no contest was held. Both girls were awarded $50 from nine wonders optimist club and will move onto the regional contest on April 2, 2023 in Osceola. The winner of the regional contest will move onto district contest at Lake of the Ozarks on May 20, 2023.