We held our annual Department Oratorical Contest this past Saturday. Ryan Klimek, a Senior Home-Schooler sponsored by Post 209 won for the second year in a row. For his efforts Ryan earned a $2,500 scholarship. David Densmore, a Freshman sponsored by Post 23 won second place in a very competitive contest. He will receive a $1,500 scholarship Congratulations to all the 16 candidates who competed. They were all winners even if only one can advance. The final four candidates were presented with Scholarship money, which will come in very handy for the two Seniors in the final four. I fully expect (and hope) to see our Freshman and Sophomore finalists back next year.
The Miracle Workers of South Boulder Road: Healing The Signature Wounds of War – YouTube
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