Albion student advances in oratorical contest

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 January 2018 at 10:07 am

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An Albion student finished in second place on Sunday during the district competition of the American Legion Oratorical Contest in Buffalo.

Pictured from left include: Skip Merrick, Commander for the Oratorical Contest in Allegany County; first place winner Aiden Heaney of Belfast High School; second place winner Melissa Barnosky of Albion; and Oratorical Contest Zone 5 Chairman Lee Brucino.

Melissa Barnosky of Albion won the school and county competitions. By placing in the top two at district, she qualifies for the zone level contest on Feb. 3 at Mount Morris. If she wins at the zone level, she will advance to the state competition.

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