Ladies and Gentlemen on 12 January 2019 at 2pm, the American Legion District 8, District Oratorical Competition was held at Cape Fear Botanical Garden, 536 N Eastern Blvd, Fayetteville, NC 28301
The opportunity to experience two young person of Fayettville present their oration for the District Oratorical Competition was enlightening.
Thank you to everyone for getting to the venue to experience the young and upcoming talent in our America.
Bless each and everyone that participated in the event. Make each life prosper in result of something learned or heard on that day. May we be encourage to continue and support our youth in any and all of their future endeavors.
I ask that all continue to pray for our nation, the American Legion(s) local and National.
Duncan Harling was the 1st place winner of this years competition. His oration title was “The 19th Amendment” – Duncan attends Jack Britt High School, and he represented American Legion Post 32 in this years competition. Duncan returned this year from last year where he did not win. He sharpened his talents and came back this year and became District 8 Oratorical Competition. It was not easy for him this year just like last year. He didn’t give up and it paid off for him. Duncan had the support from his mom Ms. Michele Harling and the Post he represented. Congratulations Duncan M. Harling – American Legion District 8, District Oratorical winner.
Jared Danaher was the 2nd place winner. Jared’s oration title was “Making Our Constitution Alive” – Jared attends Village Christian Academy and is a Senior this year, he represented American Legion Post 525 in this years competition. Both of the speakers performed well, their research was sharp and presentation was a learning experience. Jared had the support of his mom Ms. Wendy Danaher, his History teacher (Ms. Shon McAteer) along with the Post he represents. Congratulations Jared Danaher – American Legion District 8, District Oratorical 2nd place winner.