The purpose of The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program, A Constitutional Speech 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 2008 Cecil County, Maryland was the NATIONAL Winner!
ASSIGNED TOPICS FOR 2016
The National Americanism Commission has announced the Assigned topics for the 2016 High School Oratorical Contest. The 2016 Contest will be April 16-17, 2016 in Indianapolis. Our Department contest is tentatively scheduled for February 28, 2016, at Towson University. Amendment 8 was once again drawn for 2016, along with Amendment 26; Article 1 Section 9 Paragraph 2; and Article 1 Section 6 Clause 1 (Look them up!).