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The 2022 Florida Oratorical Contest, held March 12, 2022, was a great success!

Congratulations to all of our winners:

1st Place – $2,500
Represents Florida in National Contest
Kelsey Lopp
Northern Area, Post 27

2nd Place – $1,500
Nurfat Ishaque
Southern Area, Post 321

3rd Place – $1,000
Talmage Kanistras
Eastern Area, Post 243

$500 Winner
Isabel Bequer
Central Area, Post 5

$500 Winner
Richard Duyser
Western Area, Post 392

Special Thanks To:

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.
View Previous Winners
1953-1954Linda Sue Lorhauer
1954-1955Dan Duckworth
1955-1956Joan Bucks
1956-1957Paul Fowler
1957-1958Jo Abhau
1958-1959Roger Fernandez
1959-1960Geroge Duncan
1960-1961Tracy Harrington
1961-1962Carol Stanton
1962-1963Sam Hern
1963-1964Thomas E. Bridwell
1975-1976Helen Bures
1977-1978Ross Lindholm
1978-1979Bruce Allan Menin
1979-1980Elizabeth Adams Lindley
1980-1981Marc Gottlieb
1981-1982Cheryl Price
1983-1984Sandra Harris
1985-1986Marc Hight
1986-1987Shane Butler
1987-1988Pete Sinelli
1988-1989Mark Harrison
1989-1990Michael Rutherford
1991-1992Michael Rutherford
1992-1993Chris Chapin
1993-1994Matthew Stiles
1994-1995Laura Fernandez
1995-1996Justin J. Patterson
1996-1997Jillian Weise
1997-1998Jason Fernandez
1998-1999Jason Fernandez
1999-2000Joshua Grosshans
2000-2001Jason Buser
2001-2002Jason Lynch
2002-2003Jeffrey Joyner
2003-2004John Doozan
2004-2005Brian Corrigan
2005-2006Shahir Rahman
2006-2007Co'relous Bryant
2007-2008Edward E. James III
2008-2009Werner Ferrone
2009-2010Caroline Schechinger
2010-2011Christian Fernandez
2011-2012Christian Fernandez
2012-2013Brooke Wade
2013-2014Elizabeth Barahona
2014-2015Geeta Minocha
2015-2016Natalie Morgan
2016-2017Madison Moore
2017-2018Caleb Wilson
2018-2019Chad Stephens
2019-2020Conrad Hellwege
2020-2021Max Schaked
2021-2022Kelsey Lopp