On February 9, 2012, the 3 District 15 Oratorical Contestants. Brook Wade Winner, Erica Dienes runner up and Karli Marshall were invited to appear in front of the Tampa Bay City Council for a special award presentation by Tampa Bay City Council Chair Charlie Miranda and City Council member for District 4 Harry Cohen. For their participating in and speaking on the Constitution in the District 15 Oratorical Contest held on January 21, 2012 at Post 5. Each contestant has an 8-10 minute prepared oration on the duties of a citizen to the Constitution. After the first part they then do a 3 -5 minute oration on one of 4 Amendments or articles of one of those 4 amendments.

District 15 Commander Jim Zipler, District 15 Vice Commander Eunice Butts, and District 15 Oratorical Chairman Frank Smith were proud of all 3 outstanding your ladies participating in this program. Brook was the 1st place finisher, but due to a prior commitment Brook was unable to attend the Area Contest held at a later date, so Erica took her place. Karli placed 3rd.

Pictured left to right are: District 15 Commander Jim Zipler, Brook Wade, Karli Marshall, Erica Dienes, and District 15 Vice Commander Eunice Butts.

Submitted by Andrew W. Nagy, Dept of Fl Legion Town Liaison.

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