Bretzke second in American Legion oratorical contest
February 20, 2017
A Hendrickson High School student fared well in the American Legion 3rd Division of Texas Oratorical Contest.
Siegen Bretzke, a senior at Hendrickson, captured second place overall in the competition, held Feb. 11 at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. Bretzke will be the alternate at the American Legion Texas state meet on Feb. 20.
Each contestant delivered a prepared oration, as well as an oration on a randomly assigned constitutional topic. Siegen impressed the judges with a speech titled “It’s Not About the President.”
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.