Spring 2017 in Northern Hemisphere began on
Monday, March 20
In Spring, everything is full of promise…. The child sporting upon the lawn, and the season, sympathize together, and nature rejoices in her virgin loveliness.
~Charles Lanman, “The Dying Year,” 1840, March 20~
REMINDER – REMINDER – REMINDER
That time is slowly approaching. Oh No – Do Not Forget this event. Put it on your calendar only if you have not already. A worthy event that will be fun, food, and fashion. NOW WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK FOR!
The Feb 11, 2017 Oratorical Scholarship Program (A Constitutional Speech Contest) was held in Hampstead, NC – Pender County Annex. We got up early to make it for the contest scheduled at 11am.
There was 3 candidates who presented their gift of oration to the body present. American Legion Posts 181, Post 202, and Post 543 had a candidate represent.
I would like to congratulate each of our young students who each were prepared and their preparation was evident. Their knowledge of their chosen subject and the constitution was impressive. The experience I’m sure will be a memorable one for each of the contestants.
Our American Legion Post 202’s candidate (Samantha Da Cruz) of Cumberland Polytechnic High School came out victorious by placing 1st at the Division II Contest and will move on to the State competition to be held in Kings Mountain, NC.
CONGRATULATIONS SAMANTHA Da CRUZ from your support network at American Legion Post 202.
What is it: A Constitutional Speech Contest – to involve high school students, grades 9th thru 12th, on The Constitution of The United States. This educational opportunity will allowed the student to compete for scholarship awards.
Post 202 introduced this scholarship program opportunity to Westover HS; Terry Sanford HS; Cape Fear HS; Jack Britt HS; Pine Forest HS; Seventy-First HS; Douglas Byrd HS; E.E. Smith HS, and Cumberland Polytechnic HS
Post 202’s candidate that will represent the 2016-17 competition came out of Cumberland Polytechnic HS (Samantha Da Cruz -Senior).
School Contest – Dec 16, 2016
Post or County Contest – Jan 7-15, 2017
District Contest – January 21-29, 2017
Division Contest – February 5-18, 2017
Department (State) Finals TBA March 4, 2017 (March 11, Snow Date)
Last years American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program National top three contestants:
First Place: Benjamin Crosby – Washington State
Second Place: Solomon Brown – Mississippi
Third Place: Cheyenne Mathews – Alaska
The American Legion Oratorical Contest celebrates its 79th year.
The work put into their oration preparation will be very fruitful to the winners. While the candidate wins each level competition their cash prize increases and credited to them.
$2,000 State Scholarship plus $1,500 for participating in Nation Contest
GOOD LUCK TO YOU SAMANTHA Da CRUZ!
This local event will happen tomorrow 11 November 2016 at Cape Fear Botanical Garden, please consider it an option for your Friday activity. The below referenced flyer applies:
American Legion Post 202