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.
The 2020 American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program is "A Constitutional Speech Contest" will begin October 2019. High school students must enter the competition to qulify for the National Oratorial Program, with an ultimate award of $160,000 in scholarships. All students must be US Citizens.
Each public high school, private school, charter school, and home schooled in grades 9 thru 12 that is sponsored by Legion Post 179 can participate in this contest. Date, time and location will be published shortly.
The American Legions 14th District Oratorical Contest will be held at the Seguin American Legion Post 245 (618 Kingsbury St., Seguin, TX 78155) on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Students should arrive between 12:00 and 12:30 p.m.
The American Legions Division contest will be held on or after January 18, 2020, but not later than February 9, 2020. Exact date, time and location will be provided once known.
The American Legion, Department of Texas, Oratorical Program Finals will be held Monday, February 17, 2010 (alternate date is February 24, 2020) at Frisco ISD Administrative Building, 5515 Ohio Dr., Frisco, TX 75035.