Sewanhaka High School sophomore Joel Bossous competed in the American
Legion Oratorical Contest, progressing through three rounds of the
competition. Joel, who was sponsored by American Legion Elmont Post
#1033, placed first in the county competition and was awarded second
place in the district and zone contests, in addition to being awarded
scholarship money. With help from his social studies teacher Rachel
Pantorno, Joel wrote, memorized and recited a 10-minute speech on
constitutional principles and amendments.