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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: 

District #3: 

District #4:

District #5: 

District #6:

District #7:

District #8: 

District #9: 

District #10: 

District #11:

 

2013 - 2014 Oratorical Schedule

Post: To finish no later than 

District: To finish no later than 

Zone / Dept: February 8th 

National: 

 

 Oratorical Scholarship Awards

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

Zone awards for the four Zones are $250 for 1st place, $175 for 2nd place and $150 for 3rd place.

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.

 

 

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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