Homewood High School sophomore Jessica Tolbert has been recognized as the winner of the 2013 American Legion 21st District Oratorical Contest on February 23, 2013. In addition to being awarded a Gold Medal, Tolbert was also awarded a certificate of participation and a $200 award. By finishing in first place at the district level competition, Tolbert will now go on to represent the 21st District of the American Legion in the Division level competition on March 23, 2013. "It's a great honor.", says HHS AP English teacher Lisa Thomas.
As a student at Homewood, Tolbert also participates on the HHS Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field teams, Competitive Debate Team, Teen Court member, and is a member of the American Legion Auxillary. She is the daughter of Tyrone and Miriam Tolbert of Homewood.