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Two Place In American Legion Oratorical

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.