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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.


Report from the 6th District Oratorical Contest Chairman, Rich Janssen.


I am sorry I can’t be joining you at this Mid-winter, but I have a short report to give on the Oratorical Contest.

We did not have an Oratorical Contest this year because we did not have any contestants. This is sad.

I did receive an email yesterday from a lady from Collegeville – St. John’s Prep. She was asking about the contest.

She was afraid she may be too late for this year, but she wants to have some entrants from St. John’s Prep next year for sure. I have her information and responded to her that we will contact her early enough for next year. Too bad she did not have the information earlier. I thank all the members who gladly accepted my request to them about helping in the contest. Too bad it did not work out.


I had enough volunteers to do the job. I hope it will be successful next year.


Rich Janssen.

Oratorical Contest Chairman