Hoadley awarded first in oratorical contest The South Dakota District contests for the American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest were held Jan. 6.
There are 14 legion districts in the state of South Dakota. District 7 is comprises of Charles Mix, Douglas, Hutchinson, Bon Homme, Yankton and Clay counties. The District 7 contest was held at the middle school in Yankton.
The American Legion Club in Vermillion announces that VHS senior Jon Hoadley was awarded first place. This honor entitles Hoadley to participate in the state semi-finals in Pierre, Jan. 26. The state contest will be Feb. 9 in Oacoma.
The winner of the state contest will receive an all expense paid trip to Purdue.