Oratorical Scholarship Competition

American Legion Names Speech Contest Winners

Oratorical Speech Contestants
Left to Right Front Row
Fred Rogers, Post 178 Commander, Anmol Dubey, Liberty High School, Jedaiah Ward, Home Schooled, Emma Ko, Home Schooled, Lakshita Soma, Heritage High School
Back Row
Ed Reed, Post 178 Oratorical Program Chairman, Harbani Kohli, Reedy High School, and Dan Stricklin, Frisco Councilman Elect.

Four high school students from the Frisco area were named winners and received $250 college scholarships at the American Legion Post 178 Oratorical Scholarship Contest.  The competition was held in the Council Chambers at Frisco’s George A. Purefoy Municipal Center on Saturday, December 12.  The four orators will now compete at the district contest in Royse City on January 2, 2021 against other contest winners from the 4th District.

Each contestant delivered a prepared oration as well as an oration on a randomly assigned constitutional topic.  All contestants impressed the judges with their speaking skills and presentation content.

The four winners in alphabetical order were Anmol Dubey, a freshman at Liberty High School, Emma A. Ko, a junior, Home Schooled, Harbani K. Kohli, a junior at Reedy High School, and Jedaiah D. Ward, a freshman, Home Schooled.

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.