Local senior wins speech contest

In the front line (from left to right) are Stetson Urlacher, Will Schmidt, Eve Stegner and Jasmine Augare. In the back row are John Plaggemeyer, Allen Schmidt, Duane Dobitz, Joe Bohlman and Leonard Gartner. – Submitted photo

Four New England Public School students participated in the recent oratorical contest sponsored by the city’s American Legion post.

Staff Report

Senior Eve Stegner won the Nov. 20 American Legion competition, which was broken into two sections.

The first was a six to eight minute prepared speech on the U.S. Constitution.

The other section was a three-to-five minute assigned topic where all the participants would speak on the same amendment to the Constitution.

The victory sent Stegner to the district competition Dec. 15 at Dickinson.

Freshman Jasmine Augare placed second in the local competition at the Anton Ulijohn Post 66, followed by sophomore Stetson Urlacher and freshman Will Schmidt.

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