Hamilton Wins UVa Oratory Contest

The Jefferson Council extends its congratulations to Peter Lee Hamilton, winner of the 2023 University of Virginia Oratory Contest. Competing against six other speakers on the topic, “What is the greatest strength of our American democracy,” Hamilton, a descendant of North Korean refugees and Irish immigrants, said American democracy’s strength lies in the values and grit of the American people.

Hamilton’s presentation begins at the 25:33 mark. If you want to be inspired, watch the entire event. 

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