Thursday, 27 January 2011
The American Legion Post 108 hosted the 25th District’s American Legion High School Oratorical Contest last Saturday. Two students competed for a chance to go to the 5th Division competition in Hickory, North Carolina on Feb. 12. Winners of the division will go on to the state, followed by the national competition.
“This year is the 74th Oratorical Contest. The theme of the contest is the Constitution. Today’s winner can go on to compete for scholarships of $3,500 for First Place at the state level and an $18,000 scholarship at the national level,” said 25th District Commander Larry White, of Franklin. “We had two wonderful contestants today. It was a close contest.”