American Legion Speech Contest winners

Participating in American Legion Post 122 Oratorical Scholarship Speech Contest were, left to right, Kaitlyn Martin, Natalie Tangness and Ann Stangler. Stangler was the local winner and will now advance to the 8th District competition. The state competition will be hosted March 3 by the Osseo-Anoka Club. All of these young women based their speech on the 2nd Amendment. The winner of the state competition will receive a $1,500 scholarship. First place at the national level wins $18,000. This is a yearly contest. If interested, contact your school counselors or Gordy Herrgard at American Legion Post 122, Deer River. Photo by Sheila Rae Maki

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