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Area-wide oration contest held Saturday

Front row left to right: Leah Stein, 2nd place, 8th grader at Sacred Heart Cathedral School, Dodge City; Josh Hoisington, 1st place, 6th grader at Holy Family School, Great Bend; Sarah Hammeke, 3rd place, 7th grader at St. Joseph School, Ellinwood; and back row left to right: Jordan Koerperich, 6...

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Catholic students from the Dodge City Diocese learned about the importance of forming healthy habits and spoke about their knowledge at the annual Civic Oration Contest held Saturday in Great Bend.
Six contestants gave a 3-5 minute speech on a healthy living topic, chosen by the student. Josh Hoisington of Great Bend won first, Leah Stein of Dodge City won second, and Sarah Hammeke of Ellinwood won third.
The contest is sponsored by the Modern Woodmen of America.
Hoisington spoke on the importance of adequate sleep, saying, “one spends of third of life sleeping.”
He included the benefits of adequate ...

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