Greta Davis becomes Camden County-Level Oratorical Champion!

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On January 23rd, the Audubon Civics Club competed at the Murray-Troutt Post 262 in the 3rd Annual Oratorical Contest. These contests consist of speeches of topics on Constitutional knowledge. The three Audubon students who participated were Greta Davis, coming in first place, Ashley Defrates, coming in second place, and finally Alexa Brown, as our third place winner. All performed two speeches they wrote by themselves without notes or cues to guide them and spoke for over 12 minutes each. Greta continued on the the Camden County-Level Oratorical Championship.

The Camden County Level Oratorical Championship was held this past Sunday, February 9th. Greta was given the topic of the 24th amendment, which is the right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in congress, and shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax. Greta chose to give her speeches on “Critical Patriotism.” She highlighted social movements in America, and the struggles to make progress in our nation. She discussed, as well, how average citizens can make the country better for not only themselves, but future generations. She explained that our generation gives criticism on the different aspects of our nation’s progression because we want to step up and make a change. Greta competed against, and defeated, a senior from Timber Creek High School, and became, for the second time in three years, the Camden Country- Level Oratorical Champion! She will be moving on to the District Finals, that are being held next weekend. All contests are sponsored by the American Legion. Congratulations to Greta, and all contestants!