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 andsponsibilities, the rights and privileges of American citizenship.
The contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12.
ORATORICAL CONTEST, 2019
NATIONAL CONTEST: Saturday/Sunday, March 2019, at Legion Headquarters, Indianapolis, IN
DEPARTMENT (State of Maryland) CONTEST: Sunday, March 2018 [Contest begins at 11AM. Contestants must report by 10AM.]
DETAILS WILL BE ADDED EARLY IN 2019.
ORATORICAL CONTEST, 2018
To see the 2018 NATIONAL CONTEST WINNERS perform, see "LATEST VIDEOS" at this address:
[click here] NATIONAL WINNERS
[This site also provides details of The Contest.]