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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: TBD

JOE YEOMAN                                            367-9341 (H)

6147 MT HWY 24 S                                   263-0080 (C)

Glasgow, MT 59230

                                                                                             

DISTRICT #2 : TBD

LOWELL LONG                                          945-4209(C) 

PO Box 11                               E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CHINOOK, MT 59523

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

DISTRICT #3: TBD                                                                                        

CHARLIE COUTTS                                      873-4627 (H)

11 Winkler School Rd                                 225-0097 (C)

Cut Bank, MT 59427             E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

DISTRICT #4: TBD                                                                                           

 JEFF NELSON                                              883-2969

  4011 EAST SHORE

  POLSON, MT 59860               E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

DISTRICT #5: TBD

TERRY WAHL,                                           274-4589 (C)

5617 Skyview Dr

Florence MT 59833               E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

DISTRICT #6: Boulder MT Saturday March 3rd @ Jefferson High School at 12:30 pm

JOSH CLEMENT                                       431-1803 (C)      

7140 Bootlegger Dr

 Helena, MT 59601                   E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                                                                                                                                                                  

DISTRICT #7: Big Sky MT February 24, 2017

RANDY KEMP                                              539-3732 (C)      

5570 Durston Rd

Bozeman, MT 59718                 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                                                                        

                                                           

DISTRICT #8: TBD                                                                                        

KIM KAY MCCARTY MARTIN                 (701)260-2833 (C)

1426 2ND AVE S                                                        

Great Falls, MT 59405                 E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

District #9: Harlowton MT February 25, 2017 @ Hillcrest Elementary

Jeff Holmes                                    350-1347 (C)

PO Box 723              

Harlowton, MT 59036             E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 District #10:March 4 2017 in Miles City 

Clancee Collins                                      234-8941 (H)

701 Woodbury St                                   360-4254 (C)

Miles City MT 59301                E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                                                                                                                                 

DISTRICT #11: February 10th at American Legion Post 4 in Billings 

GEORGE BLACKARD                               855-6781(C)

3381 Racquet Dr           

Billings MT 59102                   E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

2017 - 2018 Oratorical Schedule

Post: To finish no later than Febuary 25th  2018

District: To finish no later than March 4th  2018

Department:   March 10th   @  Great Falls

National: April 13th - 15th in 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 11 March) receives $175.00

Each preliminary pool will send two contestants to the Department finals (afternoon 11 March) 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

Department Oratory Poster

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.

 

2016 - 2017 Winner - Michael McKay  Corvallis, MT

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2015 - 2016 Winner - Michael Fuller  Helena, MT

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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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