Albion student advances to state oratorical contest
Provided photo, Albion Central School
An Albion student placed first on Saturday at the Zone 5 American Legion Oratorical Competition at Mount Morris. After winning that competition, Melissa Barnosky, a sophomore, has qualified for the state event on March 11 at Sand Creek Middle School in Albany.
Melissa, third from left, is pictured with Emily Blanchard of Albion who came in second on Saturday. They were escorted by local members of the American Legion including Commander Wally Skrypnik, left, and Adjutant Gary Beefus.
Melissa’s prepared speech was entitled, “Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities of American Citizens.” Emily’s speech was entitled, “The Future of Our Nation.”