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Top nine orators advance to Oratorical semi-finals

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Nine of 53 high school orators advanced from the first round of The American Legions 81st annual National Oratorical Contest. The following nine are headed to the semi-finals to continue their oration on the U.S Constitution: Caleb V. Wilson of Tallahassee, Fla.; Mattilyn L. Winburn of Bainbrdge, Ga.; Nathan L. York of National City, Calif.; Emily M. Parker, Lino Lakes, Minn.; Griffin L. Smith, Spearfish, S.D.; Isaac Bock of Indianapolis; Britney N. McGloflin, of Cabot, Ark.; Renee D. Betterson of Berea, Ohio and Carlissa N. Frederich of Paducah, Ky. The top three from the semi-finals will advance to the finals tomorrow at 10 a.m. Eastern Watch live on The three finalists will compete for $48,000 in scholarships.

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