Daemion T. Johnson, 17, a Page High School senior, won second place in the Women's Professional Forum's Third Annual Oratorical Contest held at the Philip J. Weaver Education Center.
``The American Family: Where is it Heading?' was the topic for the contest. Johnson, son of Tyrone and Diane Johnson of Woodridge Avenue, won a $200 savings bond. His speech and debate teacher at Page is Nancy Osborne.First place went to Michele Cox, a senior at High Point Central High School. She won a $300 savings bond. Third place and a $100 bond went to Angela Gregory, 16, a junior at Southwest High School.
Ten students won entry into the finals in preliminary judging at their respective high schools. The other contestants were Georgiate L. Moore of Dudley High School, Trina Dumas of Northeast, Mary Dunne of Northwest, Melanie Shoffner of Southeast, Rod Wright of Western Guilford, Jason Sparrow of Greensboro Day School and Meg Isaac of Weaver Education Center.
Judges for the event were Edwina Charlemagne and Jo Ann Harllee, both members of the Forum, and Jim Kirkpatrick and Robert Wells.
Charlemagne is a senior attorney in the office of the district council of the Internal Revenue Service. Harllee is a partner with Smith Helms Mulliss & Moore and an adjunct professor at the School of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.