Two Malibu students ranked highly in the 2010 Southern California Optimist Oratorical Competition. Our Lady of Malibu student Hutton Baker and Anna Leah Eisner of Malibu High School both received first place in their schools, then went on to the Area Level. Baker won second place for Southern California Boys, and Eisner won second place for Southern California Girls. Each contestant wrote and presented original speeches. These young orators were given numerous awards and were awarded U.S. savings bonds by the Malibu Optimist Club, which has participated in oratorical events for youth since 1961.