Heritage 7th-grader Lauren Sutch placed first in the City of Columbus Oratorical Competition in December and was an invited speaker at the City MLK Breakfast at the Convention Center last Monday. She will be representing the city at the state competition in April and, if successful, continuing to the national competition in DC this summer. She placed 2nd in the city competition and 1st in the Hilliard Optimist competition last year.
Lauren got involved in the oration when she was a student of Gail Tanner’s at Hilliard Arrow. Gail encouraged, trained, and supported Lauren and other students to compete. She was at the competition Saturday with a handful of her students, and Lauren was thrilled to have her support. Gail deserves a great deal of credit for Lauren’s success.