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American Legion Scholarship Contest
Pictured with contestant Josie Meister are American Legion Members Don Davis and Dan O’Brien as they presented Josie with a $200 Oratorical Scholarship check.

On Wednesday December 14th Darlington American Legion Post 214 held its American Legion Oratorical Scholarship Contest.  The contest consists of the contestant speaking on a prepared speech about some aspect of the U.S. Constitution for 8 to 10 minutes.  Following the prepared speech, the contestant has to speak for 3 to 5 minutes on an assigned topic which is one of the Amendments of the constitution.  There are four amendments that the student has had a chance to study and one of the four is picked for them to speak on for the 3 to 5 minutes.  This years contestant Josie Meister gave impressive speeches on both her prepared speech and the assigned amendment that was picked at random.  Post 214 would like teacher Steve Fitzsimons for being a judge for the speeches.

Josie will now move onto the Lafayette County American Legion Oratorical Scholarship contest that will be held in Argyle on January 11th.