On February 3rd, Melissa Barnosky took 1st place at the Zone 5 Constitutional Speech/Oratorical Contest in Mount Morris.
Melissa competed against District level winners from Ontario, Yates, and Allegany Counties.
She will now compete against other Zone winners in the State competition on March 3rd in Albany.
If she wins at the State level, she will advance to the National finals on April 14th in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Melissa received an $800 scholarship.
The oratorical contest is sponsored by The American Legion.
Sheret Post 35 Adjutant R. Gary Befus escorted Melissa during the competition.
Congratulations and good luck, Melissa!