Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Russell County High School competed in the Annual American Legion Oratorical local contest against Central High School on Saturday, 11 February 2012 and my Cadet Battalion Commander (C/LTC Aaron Capuchino) came in 1st place and won a $500.00 scholarship. He will compete at the next level (District) for another $500.00 scholarship on this Saturday
February) at Auburn High School. See attached pictures!
Background: The Oratorical contest consists of students delivering a Prepared and Assigned Topic oration within a given time-frame. The winners proceed to the next level until they reach National level while hoping to win up to an $18,000 scholarship. I, LTC Lee E. Washington, coached all Russell County High School students who participated in the Oratorical contest for 8 years and we won first place at the local level
6 out of 8 times. Moreover, C/LTC Capuchino competed last year in 2011 and came in 2d Place at the local level. NOTE: The student who won 1st Place last year was a student who attended Central High School, Phenix City, AL and he was
my church member. I then decided to coach him at the next levels and
won 3d Place at the state level.
LEE E. WASHINGTOON
LTC, U.S. ARMY (Retired)
Senior Army Instructor
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