A Johnson High School student is the winner of the American Legion Post 328 High School Oratorical Contest.
Pilar Corso won the contest held at the Hall County Government Center. Pilar Corso, a junior, earned a $100 scholarship and will now compete at the 9th District contest against winners of contests in other communities.
Each contestant delivered a prepared oration as well as an oration on a randomly assigned constitutional topic. Corso impressed the judges with a speech titled “The Power of the First Amendment.”
Mariah Lutz, a senior at Flowery Branch High School, came in second and was awarded $75 for her speech on the Constitution and second chances.
Since 1938, The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program has encouraged the nation’s high school students to study the U.S. Constitution and to hone their public speaking skills.
For more information, please visit www.legion.org/oratorical.