FREER - Three local senior students participated in the area 4-way speech contest Sunday for the chance to win scholarship money.

Eric Massey, a student at Freer High School, gave his speech on cyber bullying along with the effects that it has on individuals, especially teenagers and young adults, across the nation. 

Massey took first place and a $275 scholarship. He will represent Area 6 Rotary Clubs at the Rotary District 5930 Conference in Rancho Viejo in May. At the conference, Massey and other contestants will compete for more scholarship money.

Second place was Madison Pope, a senior at Three Rivers High School. She received a $175 scholarship.

Third place was Megan Rios, a senior at Alice High School. She received a scholarship of $150.