Department of Florida

2019 State Winners

The 2019 Florida Oratorical Contest, held March 9, 2019, was a great success! Congratulations to all of our winners:

(L-R: Gabriella Estevez (Eastern Area), Jacqueline Fake (Southern Area – 2nd Place winner), Kennedi Ray (Northern Area), Chad Stephens (Central Area – 1st Place winner) and Luke Evangelista (SW Area – 3rd Place))

1st Place – $2,500
Represents Florida at National Oratorical Contest
Chad Stephens
View videos: Assigned Topic | Prepared Oration
Central Area, Post 8

2nd Place – $1,500
Jacqueline Fake
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Assigned Topic | Prepared Oration
Southern Area, Post 269

3rd Place – $1,000
Luke Evangelista
Southwestern Area, Post 24

$500 Winner
Kennedi Ray

Northern Area, Post 283

$500 Winner
Gabriella Estevez

Eastern Area, Post 243


All the Posts, Districts, and Area Chairmen that helped support these students with their journey to the State Contest.
Department Oratorical Chairman, Meri West, for her dedication and support for the Oratorical Program.
The Judges, Tabulators, and Time Keepers and staff for your help and support at the State Contest.