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Kansas American Legion Oritorical Winner to Compete At National
The 2017 Kansas Oratorical Champion, Louie Peres, will represent Kansas during the National contest in Indianapolis April 21-23. He will also receive a $750 scholarship from Kansas Deparment, plus additional scholarship money from National depending on his performance in the National Contest.
The State Oratorical Contest sponsored by the Kansas American Legion was held on Saturday, March 11 at Pearce-Keller Post #17 in Manhattan. The eight finalists representing their District were required to give an 8-10 minute prepared oration on the United States Constitution. The contestants were required to give their presentation without any notes, podium, papers, or microphones. They were judged by a panel of six prominent citizens from the Manhattan area. The contestants were judged on several aspects of their presentation including originality, skill in selecting examples, logic, knowledge of subject matter, voice and diction, word selection, and body action and eye contact.
Full story in the Sunflower Legionnaire.
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