Price named champion of 2019 oratory scholarship contest

Pictured are the winners, judges and American Legion Post 73 members from the Area “A” American Legion National High School Oratory Scholarship Contest for 2019. In the front row are Mark Kennedy (from left), contest moderator; James Frazier, area runner-up; Braedon Price, area champion; and Ray Campbell of Post 73. In the back row are judges George James (from left), Megan Frederich, Jeff Frederich and Walt Blackburn; Bob Bell, Post 73; judge Marie Kennedy; and Post 73 members Ed Ward and Jim Clemons.

Braedon Price, the son of Braxton and Amie Price of Bowling Green and a junior at South Warren High School, competed in the Area “A” American Legion National High School Oratory Scholarship Contest.

Price, who represented District 3, was the champion of the contest and will advance to represent Area “A” at the department (state) level in Frankfort.

He previously garnered $150 for his District 3 win and was awarded $500 for his area championship. He will compete for another $2,000 in prizes at state and the opportunity to vie for $18,000 at the national level.

The department contest will be March 3 in Frankfort. The national contest will be April 5-7 in Indianapolis.

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