On Sunday, February 8, American Legion Hollywood Post 43 Commander Don Schilling and Oratorical Chair Randy Kahn presented Los Angeles High School contestants Chemil Durant and Kathleen Glynn from Los Angeles High School with checks and certificates for their speeches in Hollywood Post 43's American Legion High School Oratorical Contest. Two other contest winners were Kyle Alford (Granada Hills Charter High School), and Samuel Novicki (Cathedral High School).
The Legion contest for high school students has been running for over 75 years and has awarded over $3 million in scholarships. It aims to instill in high school students a greater knowledge and appreciation of our Constitution, to develop leadership qualities, to develop the ability to think and speak clearly and to prepare them for the duties and responsibilities of citizenship.
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