The Massachusetts Department of the American Legion held their high School Oratorical Contest in Charlestown on Sunday March 2 at the Constitution Inn. The JW Conway Bunker Hill Post #26 has been supporting this event for many years.
Pictured are (from left) back row: Bob Johnson, Department Oratorical Chairman, Linda Neshamkin, Judge #1, Principal Architect of Neshamkin French Architects, Inc. Charlestown Resident, Dr. Cheryl Hodge-Spencer, Judge #2, dentist in private practice in Bridgewater, MA member of Post 26 AL, William Murphy, Judge #3, SAL Detachment [state] Commander, Milton Lashus, Judge #4, PNEC Charlestown Resident and Cmdr Bob Gillen, US Navy Retired, Judge #5 Charlestown Resident and member of Post 26 AL.
Front Row from left Jessica Kirchner, senior at Arlington High School finished second, Michaela White, junior at Mt. Everett Regional High School [Sheffield, MA] finished third, Mary Cole, senior at Middleborough High School finished fourth , Nicholas Terranova, senior at Newland Academy [home school] finished first