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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.


Past winners of the Post 37 Oratorical Contest have went on to win both District and State competition and participate at the National level for Scholarships worth up to $22,000.00


For Information on the 2020 Post 37 Contest Contact - Valerie Scheuering  e-mail nvnative1959@sbcglobal.net

  Post 37 Contest scheduled for 2 January 2020

Contest Rules Information


Assigned Topics for 2020 Oratorical Contest

  • Amendment XII Electoral College
  • Amendment XXIV Citizens right to vote shall not be denied by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay poll tax or other tax.
  • Amendment XXVIINo law, varying the compensation for the services of Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.
  • Amendment XXterms of President and Vice President.  When Congress shall assemble. Articles of Presidential succession.


More Information on The American Legion's National High School Oratorical Contest is available at

click www.legion.org/oratorical