Herrera wins state oratory contest

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   Lindale High School Senior Logan Herrera won the Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration State Contest Saturday, March 29. The competition is hosted by the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).

          Herrera competed against public, private, and homeschooled students. Competitors prepare a five to six minute speech on an event, personality, or document related to the Revolutionary War, while presenting a relationship to present-day America. Students submit their manuscript and deliver their oratory at the contest, without notes or props. Judges select winners based on composition, delivery, significance, and history.

“Lindale has been blessed to send several students to the national level in the Sons of the American Revolution Oratory Contest and have had several place at the national level,” said Lindale High School Speech and Debate Coach Janice Caldwell.

Lindale student Philip Hayes won the national competition in 2009. Now, Herrera will be competing in the summer of 2014 in Greenville, South Carolina for thousands in scholarship dollars and a chance to bring the national title back to Lindale.