Saturday, February 28, 2015
Jessica Norris Is
State Oratorical Champ
Oratorical Champ Jessica Norris with Department Commander Frank Peters.
Photo by Doug Malin.
Jessica Norris of Allegany County (8th District) is the first place winner of the 78th Annual State-wide Constitutional Speech Contest.
Sponsored by the Department of New York Oratorical Scholarship Program, the contest took place Saturday, Feb. 28, at Sand Creek Middle School in Colonie, NY.
Jessica beat four other contestants from a cross section of New York State, winning a $6,000 scholarship and the opportunity to represent New York State at the National Oratorical Contest to be held in Indianapolis, IN in April.