Albion students compete in Legion’s oratorical contest

Posted 30 November 2017 at 3:32 pm

Provided photo: Pictured front rowfrom left include: Sara Hillman, Melissa Barnosky, Ashlyn LeBaron and Molly Wadhams. Back row: Wally Skrypnik (Post Commander), Phil Warne (Finance Officer), Joe Gehl (Board Member) and Gary Befus (Adjutant).

Press Release, Albion Central School

ALBION – The Albion High School Oratorical Contest was held today in the LGI at the high school. Four students participated in this annual event sponsored by the American Legion Sheret Post 35.

The purpose of the program is to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation of the U.S. Constitution. Each student prepared and presented a written speech based on the U.S. Constitution.

Sara Hillman’s speech was entitled “More than Words on Paper,” Melissa Barnosky’s speech was entitled “Significance of Suffrage,” Ashlyn LeBaron’s speech was entitled “Rights and Obligations,” and Molly Wadhams’ speech was entitled “Rights and Beliefs.”

Melissa Barnosky placed first and won $100. Molly Wadhams placed second and won $50.  Both students will progress to the Orleans County Oratorical Contest on Dec. 9 at Medina High School.

Sara Hillman, third place, and Ashlyn LeBaron, fourth place, each were awarded $25.

Rich Gannon, an Albion social studies teacher, is advisor for the competition in Albion.

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