Hendrickson High School


HHS student wins American Legion speech contest

Hendrickson High School student Siegen Bretzke won the Kerlin-Lyerly American Legion Post 154 Oratorical Contest hosted at HHS.

Bretzke earned the gold Oratorical Medal and will now compete against winners of contests in other communities. Each contestant delivered a prepared oration as well as an oration on a randomly assigned constitutional topic.

Other winners are:
  • Second place: Rene Otero
  • Third place: Sophie Nguyen
  • Fourth place: Ashleigh Pevear
Since 1938, The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program has encouraged the nation’s high school students to study the U.S. Constitution and to hone their public speaking skills.

For more information, please visit www.legion.org/oratorica.