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2024 Oratorical Contest Results

Department Oratorical Champion 2024

On March 23rd, Department of Washington crowned a new Department Champion for 2024! Congratulations to Aubrey Jane Moore. Aubrey Jane will receive a $2,000 scholarship from the Department of Washington and an expenses paid trip to Hillsdale, Michigan in May to participate in the National Finals Contest where she will share in over $203,000 in scholarships to be awarded there. Aubrey Jane is a homeschooled sophomore who was sponsored by Post 186 in Seattle.

A total of 12 contestants participated in two semi-final contests in the morning and the top 2 from each contest advanced to the afternoon finals contest.

Contest Finalists

Left to Right in the Photo: Carol Reed, Contest Moderator; Emma, from Sammamish, $1,500 scholarship; Aubrey Jane, from Renton, $2,000 scholarship; Benjamin, from Castle Rock, $500 scholarship; William, from Castle Rock, $1,000 scholarship. William and Benjamin were both sponsored by Post 175 in Castle Rock, Aubrey Jane and Emma were both sponsored by Post 186 in Seattle.
Photo credit: Kent Wong, Cathay Post 186
Picture of contest participants
Picture of Contestants who were present at the awards ceremony on Saturday afternoon.
Photo credit: Kent Wong, Cathay Post 186

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