Left to Right Front Row: Fred Rogers, Post 178 Commander, Anmol Dubey, Liberty High School, Jedaiah Ward, Home School, Emma Ko, Home School, Lakshita Soma, Heritage High School. Back Row: Ed Reed, Post 178 Oratorical Program Chairman, Harbani Kohli, Memorial High School, and Dan Stricklin, Frisco Councilman Elect.
Submitted by: Ed Reed
Four high school students from the Frisco area were named winners and received $250 college scholarships at the American Legion Post 178 Oratorical Scholarship Contest. The competition was held in the Council Chambers at Frisco’s George A. Purefoy Municipal Center on Saturday, December 12. The four orators will now compete at the district contest in Royse City on January 2, 2021 against other contest winners from the 4th Dis trict.
Each contestant delivered a prepared oration as well as an oration on a randomly assigned constitutional topic. All contestants impressed the judges with their speaking skills and presentation content.
The four winners were Anmol Dubey, a freshman at Liberty High School, Emma A. Ko, a Home School junior, Harbani K. Kohli, a junior at Memorial High School, and Jedaiah D. Ward, a Home School freshman.
Since 1938, The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholar ship Program has encouraged the nation’s high school students to study the U.S. Constitution and to hone their public speaking skills.
Learn more about the American Legion Peter J Courcy Post 178 at friscolegion.org.
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