BROOKFIELD, Mo. = Meredith Oesch, a senior at Southwest Livingston County R-1 High School was named district winner of the American Legion’s 85th annual High School Oratorical Scholarship Program Saturday at Brookfield.

Oesch, who was last years runner up in the District Two contest, will now advance to Zone One Competition in Hannibal on January 20th and compete with winners from Districts 1, 8 and 9.

The winner of that contest will advance to State competition in February.