[MENA] On Saturday, April 5, 2014, the Mena Aerie #4259 of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles held a local contest for the God, Flag, and Country Speech Competition. There were three age divisions; ages 10-11, 12-13, and 14-15. Each category had three competitors.
Dakota Williams was named the winner in the 10-11 age division. Teresa Cood won the 12-13 age division and Aimmie Williams won the 14-15 category.
The speeches of these young people were inspiring. Each speech, three minutes long, was written by the contestants with minimal help from parents or teachers.
This year’s judges were Ted Friend, Don “Cloud” Davis, and Gary Buttes.