Oratorical Scholarship Contest
For 9th – 12th Grade Scholars to Speak on US Constitution
Students, Parents and Teachers Invited to Learn about Scholarships and Help for Local and
Informational meetings are now set for the evenings of October 20 and November date to be determined; where students and their parents can learn how to participate in the American Legion’s 2016 local and National Constitutional Speech Scholarship program.
These meetings will be short, but packed with valuable insights about the contests and how extra help can be made available as the contestants prepare for their parts .
Early next year, the 2017 program will start locally with our
Students who participate must attend at least one of the informational meetings.
Both informational meeting will start at 6:30 PM and run for about an hour at the
The American Legion National High School Oratorical Scholarship Program has been operating for almost 75 years. This “Constitutional Speech Contest” is one of many throughout
Each contestant will speak twice starting with a Prepared Oration of between eight and ten minutes on any aspect of the Constitution of the
Second, four specific sections of the Constitution have also been preselected and made known to each participant. In this Assigned Topic portion, one of these sections is randomly drawn at the contest, and each contestant will speak extemporaneously on it for between three and five minutes.Carefully chosen judges qualified to gauge the quality of each presentation will independently grade the contestants. The combined results of their scoring will determine the winners.
Participants must be a citizen and lawful resident of Hart or a nearby county; a bona- fide student under the age of 20; and enrolled in the ninth through twelfth grade of a high school or middle school (public, parochial, military, private or state accredited home school).