Florida 7th District Oratorical Contest

The Florida 7th District had its Oratorical Contest on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. There were three outstanding contestants representing three of the districts' posts: Post 201 Florence Villa; Post 8 Winter Haven; and Post 71 Lake Wales. The winner was Jacqueline Chavez, a senior at Lake Region High School in Eagle Lake, Fla. She will move on to compete at the Central Area Oratorical Contest on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.

Pictured L-R: 7th District Oratorical Chairman Herman Abernathy, 7th District Commander Chuck Giffen, Bradley Denault (junior at Chain of Lakes Collegiate HS, Winter Haven, Fla.), Simeon Daferede (junior at All Saints Academy, Winter Haven, Fla.), Jacqueline Chavez and Post 8 Commander Tony Anthony.


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