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American Legion Department of South Dakota High School Oratorical Contest

Description

The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. The overall national contest winner gets a $25,000 scholarship. Second place takes home $22,500, and third gets $20,000. Each department (state) winner who is certified into and participates in the national contestÔÇÖs first round receives a $2,000 scholarship. Those who advance past the first round receive an additional $2,000 scholarship. 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 10 minutes long; three- to five-minute speeches on an assigned topic also are part of the contest. Kindly visit the sponsorÔÇÖs website for more information.

Amount Details

$2,000
Low Amount Awarded
$25,000
High Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college or two-year college
  • CheckmarkMust not be older than 19 years old
  • CheckmarkMust currently be a high school student
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time
  • CheckmarkRestricted to residents of South Dakota

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Contact Mr. Doug Harris
South Dakota Americanism Chairman
doughinut@gmail.com
Tel: 605-886-3604
Fax: 605-886-2870 Address P.O. Box 67
Watertown, SD 57201