Oratorical winners named

December 18, 2012

in Club

The American Legion’s Pettis County Oratorical Scholarship Contest winners were announced today. This is the 79th year Missouri has competed in this national contest.

Shown from left to right are Alyssa Durrill, Northwest High; and Jesse Carroll, Sacred Heart High. Miss Durrill will now compete at the 7th District contest Jan. 6 in Concordia.

By making it to the District competitionand competing, she will automatically win a Scholoarship from Lindenwood University-St Louis in the amount of $5000 and a work stipend of an additional $2400 (the scholoarship is renewable). The contest was close, but Alyssa emerged as the winner.

“Thanks to all the students of Sacred Heart and Northwest high schools for competing,” said Paul Bennett, County Chairman. Submitted photo.

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