Emily Saffo, a senior at Hoggard High School, won the American Legion Oratorical Contest at Post 10, District 9, and Division 2 as she progressed toward the Department of North Carolina contest on March 3rd, 2018. There she competed against three other North Carolina High School students and won the Third-Place award. While not eligible to proceed to the national competition, Emily was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to the US College or University of her choice. In 2016, Emily also was awarded Third Place at the Department of North Carolina Oratorical Contest. Emily is certainly a winner from Post 10’s perspective, and we wish her well as she moves on to college.
Carol D. Baker, NC Department Commander and Emily Saffo.