L to R – Ed Reed, Chairman-Oratorical Program, Harbani Kohli, 4th District Contest Winner, Fred Rogers, Commander

Harbani Kohli, a junior at Reedy High School, was selected the winner of the American Legion 4th District Oratorical Contest in Royse City on Saturday, January 2, 2021.  Previously, she was selected a winner in the American Legion Post 178 contest in Frisco on December 12, 2020.  For winning the two contests, she received $250 and $500 college scholarships, respectively.

Each of the six contestants delivered two orations, a prepared oration and a randomly assigned constitutional topic oration.  Ms. Kohli impressed the judges with her prepared topic oration, titled “We Are the People”, and assigned topic oration, Article III, Section 1 concerning the Supreme Court.

Ms. Kohli will now advance to the American Legion 1st Division Oratorical Contest on Saturday, February 6, 2021, which will be held in the old County Courthouse in Denton, Texas.