Shaw's Special wins honor

Shaw High sophomore Samantha Special recently was named the American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship champion for Columbus' newest American Legion post, Columbus North Post 23.

Special also won the title for the American Third District in Georgia.

Special spoke on "The Constitution: Rights and Responsibilities"

During her speech, Special said, "The Declaration of Independence is what most people would say is the most important document in America, but the Constitution is like the blueprint for a mansion while the Declaration of Independence is like a letter to your father letting him know you are moving out of the house."