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Essay contest winner to compete Feb. 19

February 15, 2005

Saffiya Latif was still basking in the glow of winning the Funkstown American Legion oratorical contest on Feb. 3 when she competed in and won the Washington County American Legion contest with her speech on Duty to Government.

The Smithsburg High School sophomore will present her award-winning speech in the District competition Feb. 19, according to David Unger, third vice commander of the Funkstown American Legion.

In her speech, Saffiya spoke about everyone's debt of service proportioned to "the bounties which nature and fortune have measured to him."

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