Written by Christy Hinko Friday, 15 February 2013 00:00
Israelle Sylvain, 16, has recently been named the runner up in the American Legion Zone Finals Oratorical Competition, which was held Feb. 2 at Elmont Public Library. She is the senior class president at St. Pius V High School in Melville.
Sylvain speaks French and Creole and would like to eventually learn Italian, Korean, and Spanish. She would like to pursue a career in obstetrics and gynecology.
Stephen Vasques, a senior at St. Pius V High School, placed fourth in the zone finals of the American Legion Oratorical competition.
During the summer, he works for the Town of Smithtown, counseling children. Vasques is also a junior fire fighter. Vasques plans to take the upcoming FDNY test, and would alternatively like to pursue a career in civil engineering.