Black advances to state oratorical contest

By The Akron Hometowner staff

The Akron Hometowner of Akron, Iowa

An Akron-Westfield senior is winning area speech contests again and again. Her latest win means she'll be competing at the state Legion Unit contest finals on Feb. 15 in Des Moines.

Rachel Black, daughter of Connie and Marvin Black of Akron, is competing the in the American Legion's Oratorical "A Constitutional Speech Contest."

She won both the local Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186 competition and the Ninth District contest.

On Jan. 25, Black was awarded first place honors in the regional Area III competition, which included Legion District's 7, 8 and 9 winners. This competition was held at Logan.

Supporting her at these competitions are Legion members Arden Gale and Dennis Hultgren and Auxiliary member Nelda Hultgren.

At each contest, the winner receives college scholarship funds.

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