Post 43 Oratorical Contest Winner Advances to District Quarterfinals
Congratulations to Ella Michaels from North Hollywood High School, USA Debate Team member and our winner of Post 43's 2018 High School Oratorical Contest! She bested three other competitors to take the top prize.
Ella will now advance to the District quarterfinals and have a chance to compete for the state final and ultimately a $25,000 scholarship at national!
Special thanks to all our contestants, volunteers, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 43 and our post and district Oratorical Chairs, Danielle Baker and David Gibson for making it a successful event.
Come see Ella Sunday, Feb. 11 at Hollywood Post 43 as she goes for the district title. Event starts at noon.
About the Oratorical Contest:
The American Legion High School Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship.