Georgia AmLegion Post 304

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Snail mailing address for the Post: American Legion Post 304, P.O. Box 15, Kennesaw, GA 30156-0015.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

The American Legion Post 304
National High School Oratorical Contest - February 10, 2007
West Cobb Regional Library
Kennesaw, GA

The official timers for the contest, Legionnaires Fred Gaines and Commander Larry Lieber. (Fred was also the official photographer - thanks, Fred.)

We wish you all could have been there to enjoy the orations given by two North Cobb County High School students on the United States Constitution. The extemporaneous part of the contest was based on Amendment II to the Contstitution - The Right to Bear Arms. The speeches were inspirational, as were the students who participated.

Contest Chairman David Burdette opens the Contest and welcomes the Legionnaires and attendees.

Part of the crowd, consisting of parents of the contestants, Legionnaires and relatives.

Another shot of the crowd.

After the speeches (no pictures were allowed to be taken during the orations), the judges and contestants were seated in front of the audience. Left to right, Chief Judge Bob Titshaw, Steve Anderson, Hervey Ross, Contestant Kimber Shealy and Contestant Garret McDowell.

Burdette presents Second Place Certificate and check for $150.00 to Garret McDowell, a junior from Acworth, attending North Cobb High School.
And the winner is ....

Kimberly Shealy, a junior from Powder Springs, attending Kennesaw Mountain High School. She was presented with a Certificate of Participation and a check for $200.00. Congratulations, Kimber! She will represent Post 304 in the District Contest to be held on Sunday, February 18, 2007, at 4:00 p.m. at the Powder Springs Post.

Commander Lieber presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Judge Steve Anderson.

And to Judge Hervey Ross.

And recognition is given to Chief Judge and Immediate Past Commander Bob Titshaw.

Judge Hervey Ross provides some encouraging words to the contestants ...

And Judge Steve Anderson also adds some constructive help to the contestants for future speaking endeavors.


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