OXFORD – The Chenango County level of the American Legion’s National High School Oratorical Contest was held on Saturday at the Oxford Academy auditorium. The event was co-chaired by Laurel Alksnis, Norwich Post #189 and Patricia Marso, Oxford Fort Hill Post # 376 Past Commander, and Chairman of the Children & Youth Committee.
The contestants, both high school juniors, were Katie Bush and Hollie Niles. Katie is the daughter of Kevin and Debbie Bush, of Dryden and goes to Otselic Valley High School. Hollie is the daughter of Ann and Carl Niles of Nineveh and attends Bainbridge-Guilford High School.