Medina students compete in American Legion oratorical contest

Posted 4 December 2015 at 12:00 am

Provided photo – Medina High School students are pictured with Paul Fulcomer, a representative for the American Legion, during the recent oratorical contest. Medina students include, from left: John Kelly, Tristan Sanders, Amanda Lunden and Kyla Leno.

Press Release
Medina Central School

MEDINA – Four students from Medina High School showed off their knowledge and appreciation of the U.S. Constitution at a contest at the American Legion.

The students gave eight- to 10-minute speeches on the topic, “What the Constitution Means to Me.”

Amanda Lunden won first place at the annual event and John Kelly took second place. Both advance to the Orleans County competition Dec. 12 at Clifford Wise Middle School in Medina.

“It is a great way for the students to get public speaking experience while teaching them leadership qualities and the history of our nation’s laws,” said Social Studies teacher Todd Bensley.

Judges were teachers Todd Eick, PJ Bell and Dawn Morse, American Legion representative Paul Fulcomer, attorney Ed Grabowski and Lubna Zaidi, Academic Director of the Medina Language Center and Gavel Club Advisor.