Ohio Society Holds D.G. High Oration Contest
At their 126th State Conference in Dayton, Ohio, the Ohio Society held its annual Douglass G. High Oration competition. Four contestants from around the state entered the May 2nd contest, the purposes of which are to support historical research in our high schools by promoting oratorical presentations related to our Revolutionary War period 1750-1800; to emphasize American History to high school students and focus on and intelligent relationship between the past and the present; and to place a positive emphasis on the plans of our founding fathers.
This year’s first place winner was Sophia Zupanc, sponsored by the Western Reserve Society (Cleveland). Sophia will compete in the National Society contest to be held at the Society’s National Congress in Louisville, Kentucky at the end of June.
The second, third, and fourth place winners for the Ohio Society were Natalie Ferraro, sponsored by the Cincinnati Chapter; Madeline Sifford, sponsored by the Hocking Valley Chapter; and Clayton Marsh, sponsored by the George Rogers Clark Chapter.