FSK Post 11 Oratorical Contest winner announced

The Francis Scott Key Post 11 American Legion held its Post Oratorical contest on Jan. 23. Pictured is Post Commander Curtis Jones presenting the first place check to Diya Jha, a sophomore at Gov. Thomas Johnson High, with Post Oratorical Chairman Tony Driebelbies. Diya will continue her quest in the county and if winning then to District and Department of Maryland contests. If she wins the Department Contest, she will compete for national at the American Legion Headquarters, Indianapolis, Indiana, to be held in April. The American Legion 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 the nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship. The program has featured numerous politicians and prominent contestants over the years, including former president candidate Alan Keyes and CNN anchor Lou Dobbs. Young orators earn some of the most generous college scholarships available to high school students. Over $138,000 in scholarships can be awarded each year. The Oratorical Contest is open to high school students grades nine through 12. For more information contact Post 11 at 30-662-9345 or visit https://fskpost11.org.

FSK Post 11 Oratorical Contest winner announced

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