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American Legion Department of Arkansas High School Oratorical Contest


The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nationÔÇÖs laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship. High school students under age 20 are eligible. Competition begins at the post level and advances to a state competition. Legion department representatives certify one winner per state to the national contest, where department winners compete against each other in two speaking rounds. The contest caps off with a final round that decides the three top finishers. Speaking subjects must be on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government. Speeches are eight to ten minutes long three-to five-minute speeches on an assigned topic also are part of the contest.

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Tel: 501-375-1104
Fax: 501-375-4236 Address P.O. Box 3280
7th & Victory Street
Little Rock, AR 72203