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                                                                     1956 Mt Majo 

                                                             Fort Harrison, MT 59636

                                                                   (406)324-3989

Chairman: Jeff Holmes                                                                    


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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.

2019 - 2020 Oratorical Schedule

Post: To finish no later than March 6th  2020

District: To finish no later than March 13th 2020

Department:   March 21st   @  Helena

National: April 17th-19th 2020 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 21 March) receives $175.00

Each preliminary pool will send two contestants to the Department finals (afternoon 21 March) Pool 1st place receives $285.00, Pool 2nd receives $175.00.

Department scholarship awards are $1,500 for 1st place, $750 for 2nd place, $450 for 3rd place and $400 for 4th place. (It is the winners responsiblity to contact Department Headquarters after graduation) 

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

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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.

 

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