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Oratorical Contest

The purpose of The American Legion’s National High School Oratorical Contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights and privileges of American citizenship.


Oratorical Contest Newsletter

Dec. 2, 2020

Well I am here to say I am deeply sorry that the Oratorical Contest for 2021 year has been cancelled due to the COVID – 19 crises. Our District has suffered with the health of many Legionnaires and Auxiliary Members. These are the ones that volunteer each year to keep this program going. I wish them all a big THANK YOU for their dedication that they have for this 6th District Program for kids. For those Posts if anyone that had a contestants lined up for the contest, tell them we are deeply sorry for the inconvenience and ask them to come back next year. Thank you all for working to get contestants for this year.

Jim Lucas, Oratorical Chairman