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Chairman: Jeff Holmes                                                                    Oratory Pic

 

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 schools. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for the acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights and privileges of American citizenship.

District Oratory Schedule:

District #1: 

District #2:   1/31/15 @ 2:00 PM  @  Chinook Lutheran Church   E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

District #3: 

District #4:

District #5:  1/29/15 @ 7:00 PM  @  Lolo Community Church    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Phone: 240-4471  Dan Gallagher

District #6:  02/6/15 @ 5:30 PM  @ LDS Church             E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      Phone: 698-2913  Tim Gavin

District #7:  1/2/15   @ 1:00 PM   @ Senior Center                   Phone: 388-3580   Carl Bartman

District #8: 1/31/15   @ 9:00 AM  @ Old Columbus Hostpital     E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      Phone: 453-1801   Mike Mehegan

District #9: 

District #10: 

District #11:

 

2014 - 2015 Oratorical Schedule

Post: To finish no later than 1/24/2015

District: To finish no later than 2/1/2015

Zone / Dept: On 2/8/2015  @  Great Falls Catholic H.S.  1411  10th Ave. S. 

National: 4/10/2015 - 4/12/2015   Indianapolis, IN

 

 Oratorical Scholarship Awards

 Post and District awards vary depending on the Post or District commitment to the program. 

All District winners who appear for the Department preliminary pool (morning 8 Feb) receives $175.00

Each preliminary pool (2 each) will send two contestants to the Department finals (afternoon 8 Feb) Pool 1st place receives $285.00, Pool 2nd receives $175.00.

Department awards are $1,500 for 1st place, $750 for 2nd place, $450 for 3rd place and $400 for 4th place. 

The Department winner competes at the National Contest in Indianapolis, IN.  The awards at National include $1,500 for competing in the first round plus another $1,500 if you reach the second round.  Pass the second round into the finals and you are competing for $18,000, $16,000 or $14,000 for placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the Nation.  

Forms: 

Oratorical Contest Rules

Oratorical Chairman's Guide

Oratorical Contest Flyer

Oratorical Post Progress Report

Oratorical District Progress Report

 

Click here for a list of schools and award amounts.

 

MONTANA HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPORT AWARDS FOR ORATORY

 

1. WINNERS OF MULTIPLE COLLEGE AWARDS WILL RECEIVE ONLY THE GREATEST ONE. 

2. COLLEGE AWARDS ARE NOT TRANSFERRABLE TO OTHER COLLEGES.

 OratoryWin2015

 Left to Right: Department Commander Roger Hancock, Nick Sundberg Stevensville High Junior – 2nd place, Gavin Sison Butte High Senior 1st place, Zachary Wright Harlowton High Senior 4th place, David Otto Belgrade High Senior 3rd place, and Department Oratorical Chairman Jeff Holmes.

orat winner 2014

2013 - 2014 Department Oratorical Winner - Jackson Smith 

2013 Oratorical Winner

2012-2013 Department Oratorical Winner - Shae Rowe

 

Mark Schmutzler Oratory 2012

2011 - 2012 Department Oratorical Winner - Mark Schmutzler

 

2011 Oratory Winner Josh Mc Caffrey of Butte

2010 - 2011 Department Oratorical Winner - Joshua Mc Caffrey

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