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Oratorical Honors for Sewanhaka Sophomore

Sewanhaka High School sophomore Joel Bossous competed in the American Legion Oratorical Contest, progressing through three rounds of the competition. Joel, who was sponsored by American Legion Elmont Post #1033, placed first in the county competition and was awarded second place in the district and zone contests, in addition to being awarded scholarship money. With help from his social studies teacher Rachel Pantorno, Joel wrote, memorized and recited a 10-minute speech on constitutional principles and amendments.