Georgia AmLegion Post 304

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Fifth District Oratorical Contest

March 1, 2009

Mableton Post 264
Mableton Post 264 hosted the annual Fifth District Oratorical Contest on the day it snowed - March 1, 2009. There were three contestants from the Fifth District and a reception by the hosts was held after the contest and chicken wings and a celebratory cake were served. The District is fortunate to have a great venue for an Oratorical Contest at Post 264.

After the speeches wer done, Chairman Burdette introduced the judges: (l-r) Theresa Schnider, Steve Anderson, Sean Mangieri, Jesse Bickle; and the contestants: Danielle Lash, Blake Adams, and Logan Moore.

Fifth District Commander Buddy Acree presents Third Place Winner Logan Moore, a homeschooled 10th grader with a certificate and a check for $150. Logan represented Newnan Post 57. The title of her speech was "Silent Scream."

Danielle Lash was the Second Place winner. She is from Kell High School and represented North Cobb Post 304. Here she is presented with a certificate and a check for $250. Her speech was titled "Our Constitution: A Changing Uniform."
And the winner: Homeschooled Blake Adams, a senior representing Powder Springs Post 294 received a certificate and $350. for his efforts. His speech was titled "Three Words."

Here are the three contestants - all representing their sponsoring Posts well.

And the contestants, Commander Acree, the judges, and Chairman Burdette.

Chairman Burdette thanks some of the assistants, Chaplain G.D. Hendrix of Newnan Post 57, Sr. Vice Commander and Tabulator Alan Johnson, and Jr. Vice Rich Ray, who served as Tabulator and Escort.

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Fifth District Commander Buddy Acree, Tony Propst and Eldin Morris, Mableton Post 264 Contest Coordinators, Newnan Post 57 and Fifth District Chaplain G.D. Hendrix, North Cobb Post 304 Commander Lieber, Timekeeper, Fred Gaines, Timekeeper and Photographer, Sr. Vice Commander Alan Johnson, Tabulator and Escort, Jr. Vice Commander Richard Ray, Tabulator and Escort.

Post 304 National High School Oratorical Scholarship Contest - February 22, 2009, Palmer Middle School, Kennesaw, GA
Palmer Middle School auditorium was the site for the annual Post 304 Oratorical Contest.
Jr. Vice Rich Ray (standing) chats with Commander Larry Lieber and Jr. Vice Fred Gaines before the contest commenced. Rich served as Tabulator and Larry and Fred were timekeepers. Sitting behind them are (l-r) Eldin Morris and Jerry Hallman from Mableton Post 264 and Paul Aust, Commander of Carrolton Post 143.

Here, sitting next to Commander Lieber are the contestants: Marshall Lorden, Harrison High, Keith Millians, Villa Rica High, Danielle Lash, Kell High, and Matt Waldrop, North Cobb High.

Judges: (top photo) Roy Lantz and Theresa Schnider) and (lower photo) Sean Mangieri and Jesse Bickel.
Commander Lieber awards Fourth Place Certificate to Keith Millians of Villa Rica High School

And a Certificate for Third Place and a check for $50.00 to Marshall Lorden of Harrison High

Second Place winner was Matt Waldrop of North Cobb High. Here he receives a certificate and a check for $150.00 from the Commaner.

And the Winner: Danielle Lash of Kell High School. Danielle won $250.00 and the congratulations from the Post for this, her second consecutive win. She will advance to the District Five Contest, to be held on Sunday, March 1 at the Mableton Post.

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Commander Lieber, Timekeeper, Jr. Vice Fred Gaines, Timekeeper, Chaplain Duane Young, Jr. Vice Richard Ray, Tabulator and Escort, Jr. Vice Larry Hale, Escort, Jr. Vice Terry Hendrix, Escort, Legionnaire Mike Kettman, Photographer, Nancy Burdette.