Oxford senior wins county level American Legion Oratorical Contest

NORWICH – After delivering a compelling oration on the rights of women, an Oxford High School senior will be advancing to the District level of competition in the American Legion’s 74th Annual Oratorical Contest.



Anne Marie Paster of McDonough took top honors at the Chenango County level of the competition on Saturday, held at the Norwich campus of Morrisville State College. Along with a certificate signifying her accomplishment, she also received a $250 scholarship courtesy of the Chenango County American Legion.

During the county-level competition – which was judged by City of Norwich Mayor Joseph Maiurano and City of Norwich Second Ward Alderman Terry Bresina – Paster demonstrated her knowledge of the United States Constitution during both a prepared oration entitled, “Civil Obligation,” and an additional three minute unprepared discussion on the Tenth Amendment.


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