The American Legion State Commander, Jim Stewart, awarded Carson High’s Ryan Soulier with the Patrick Henry Bronze medal.
Ryan Soulier a junior at Carson High School placed third in the State American Legion High School U.S. Constitutional Speech Contest, at Western Nevada College on Feb. 20.
The American Legion State Commander, Jim Stewart, awarded Ryan with the Patrick Henry Bronze medal, and prize money.
The Legion congratulates all the winners, first place was Eleanor Reynolds a senior from Las Vegas, and second place was Phenix Urcioli a sophomore from Henderson.
The Local American Legion Capitol Post 4 works with high school counselors and teachers to identify interested students to speak at the oratorical contest. This is their opportunity to be represented at the local contest, which was held at Western Nevada College each year.
Contestants are encouraged to contact the American Legion or their high school speech and debate teacher in the fall to find out about next year’s competition.
Each contestant delivers a prepared 8-10 minute oration constitutional topic as well as an randomly assigned 3-5 minute constitutional topic.
The program objectives are to develop leadership, strengthen speaking ability, develop good study habits, and to prepare students to accept the duties and responsibilities of citizenship.
For information, visit www.legion.org/oratorical.