Sen. Hwang Supports American Legion U.S. Constitution Oratorical Competition

January 27, 2020


NEWTOWN – State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) attended Newtown’s American Legion Post 202, High School Oratorical Contest hosted at Newtown High School on Thursday, January 24. Students presented for 8-10 minutes on the Constitution without notes and spoke specifically about one of the twenty-seven ratified amendments to the U.S. Constitution that was randomly selected to be presented.

Each student made an impressive presentation and demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of the societal and policy impact of each amendment in America. Ultimately the judges chose Newtown High School sophomore Ethan McGinnis as the local Post 202 winner. Ethan will compete at the District level on Saturday, February 15 at Fairfield Public Library competing against peer high school students throughout lower Fairfield County.

As a longtime advocate for youth involvement in government and politics, Sen. Hwang works closely with organizations who provide opportunities to civically engage and inspire students. Special thanks to our judges: Susan Lang, James Gaston, Meri Jitsukawa, Neil P. Randle and Stephen Sedensky; our time-keepers were: Anna Wiedemann and Jay Mattegat; our tabulator was Walter Dolan and Sergeant-at-arms student escort Joan Weldon.

To contact Sen. Hwang visit, email [email protected] or call 860-240-8805. For more information about the American Legion High School Oratorical Contest visit


Sarah Clark