Local girl advances to zone competition in Oratorical Contest

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 January 2014 at 12:00 am

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Marisa Hanlon, a junior at Kendall, finished second in Sunday’s district competition for the American Legion Oratorical Contest.  That is good enough to advance tothe zone competition on Feb. 8 in Mount Morris.

Hanlon, 16, won the Orleans County contest last month and advanced to the district event in Kenmore. She was joined by American Legion leaders Larry Montello, left, of Medina and Charles Eberhardt of Holley. Frank Berger, a Legion member from Medina, also attended Sunday’s competition with Hanlon.

She had to deliver a memorized speech about the Constitution that was between 8 to 10 minutes and then give another 3 to 5 minute speech about an amendment.