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American Legion Department of Pennsylvania High School Oratorical Contest


Oratorical contest open to students in 9th-12th grades of any accredited Pennsylvania high school. Speech contests begin in January at post level and continue on to national competition. Contact local American Legion post for deadlines and application details. Three one-time awards ranging from $7500 for first place, second place $5000, and third place $4000.

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  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college, two-year college or a vocational-tech school
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Contact Debbie Watson
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Tel: 717-730-9100
Fax: 717-975-2836 Address PO Box 2324
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2324