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2014 Oratorical Winner:

1st Place
Kaylee Tegethoff (Bloomingdale)

The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program "A Constitutional Speech Contest"

The American Legion Oratorical contests can be financially as well as educationally rewarding. High School students who are U. S. citizens or lawful residents can hone their speaking skills, while learning about the U.S. Constitution. 

Department level scholarship awards range from $800 to $1500, with Zone runner-ups receiving $200. At the National level they range from $14,000 to $18,000.

Oratorical Contest Information Sheet

A contestant must register with their American Legion, Department of Michigan by January 2, 2015 (see registration form attached to information sheet).  Your Zone Chairman will notify you of the dates, times and locations of all contests at the District and Zone level.  All Zone contests will be conducted before Monday, January 26, 2015 and the Department contest will be conducted on Saturday, February 21, 2015.

Register by January 2, 2015

Most Posts have information available and a student should contact a local American Legion Post, (ask Zone Chairman to suggest Post), and ask for sponsorship.

If unable to contact your Zone Chairman, Department Programs Director can be reached by e-mail at programs@michiganlegion.org or by phone at 517-371-4720 ext. 11.

212 N. Verlinden Ave Suite A, Lansing, MI 48915
Phone: 517-371-4720 Fax: 517-371-2401 info@michiganlegion.org