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Junior High students compete in American Legion Speech Contest

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Dupage County junior high students competed Sunday in the annual county-wide American Legion Speech Contest.  The contest was held at the 1st Division Museum on the grounds of Cantigny in Wheaton.

The student-contestants each prepared a 3-5 minute speech about the United States Constitution and had all advanced to the county-wide competition by winning their local Post’s competition.

All contestants were presented with a certificate for their participation and the top four contestants received cash prizes. Congratulations to all the winners.

1st Place—Samantha Xu / Naperville Post #43 / Kennedy Junior High

2nd Place— Reegan Cotey / Wheaton Post #76 / Monroe Middle School

3rd Place—Tommy Leinart / Downers Grove Post #80 / O’Neill Middle School

4th Place—Ravali Mimmapuram / Westmont Post #338 / Westview Hills Middle School

For further information regarding this competition contact Bob Bohr ( 630) 841-9147 or gbbobby@aol.com

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