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THE DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON

ORATORICAL / CONSTITUTIONAL SPEECH CONTEST

The purpose of The American Legion’s National High School Oratorical Contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights and privileges of American citizenship.

A total of $5,000 in scholarships is awarded each year by the Department of Washington. Our Department champion receives an expenses paid trip to Indianapolis to compete in the National Oratorical Contest and share in the $203,000 scholarship pool to be awarded there in April.

Please visit our Contest Website for additional information.

Date:  March TBD, 2023

Location: Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake, WA