NORWICH – After delivering a compelling oration on the framework of the Constitution, a Greene High School senior will be advancing to the District level of competition in the American Legion’s 73rd Annual Oratorical Contest.
Diana Viglucci of Greene took top honors at the Chenango County level of the competition on Sunday, 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.
Viglucci demonstrated her knowledge of the United States Constitution during both her prepared oration titled, “Mutual Respect,” and an additional three-minute unprepared discussion on the Sixth Amendment.
The American Legion Oratorical Contest is designed to encourage students to learn about the United States Constitution and the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Competition begins on the local level, with winners advancing to progressively higher levels, accumulating scholarship money along the way. National finals are held in April.