A local home-schooled freshman, Honor Persing, participated in the State American Legion Oratorical Contest held at their headquarters in Delaware, Ohio on Sunday. She had previously won the District 4 competition a few weeks ago in Mason.
She placed first overall for the state, after having won her room in the semifinals, then coming in first out of the two finalists.
This earns her a spot at the National American Legion Oratorical Contest to be held in April in Indianapolis, as well as generous scholarship money from the Legion.
Students who participate in this contest are required to write and deliver their memorized 10-minute speech on the Constitution, as well as delivering another 5-minute speech on an assigned amendment.
Honor is a daughter of Joe and Michelle Persing and resides in Martinsville.