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Moore American Legion Post Sets Speech Competitionm

Nov 08, 2021

High school students in grades 9 -12 are invited by The American Legion Moore Post 184 to compete in the 2022 Annual American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship competition. The invitation to enter this year events is extended to all 9 -12 grade students younger than age 20 on the date of the national contest who are presently enrolled in a high school or junior high school (public, parochial, military, private or homeschool), commencing with grade 9 and terminating with grade 12. Students must be enrolled in high school or junior high school when participating at any level of this program and must register before the scheduled competitions.                                                                                                   


The subject in the prepared oration portion of the contest must be about some phase of the US Constitution of the United States government with some aspect on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government.  The prepared oration must be the original effort of each contestant and must be 8 – 10 minutes in length without notes presented in front of an audience and a panel of 3-5 Judges who will score each oratory presentation.


There is over $3,000 in total cash awards to be presented to the winners  of this 3 tier Oratorical Speech competition. The first level is the Local competition on 11 December 2021 at The Station at Central Park, 700 S. Broadway, Moore, Ok. 73160. Winners will receive cash awards of $250 (1st place), $200 (2nd place) and $150 (3rd place). The 1st and 2nd place finalist of the Local Level competition will proceed to compete in the District level Oratorical contest at Lexington, OK. on 15 Jan 2022. The 1st place winner of the District level competition will compete at the State Level, Edmond, OK., Feb 2022. The Oratorical Contest winner at State level will receive $1,000 (1st place), $750 (2nd place) and $500 (3rd place). The 1st place  State Level finalist will proceed to compete in the National Oratorical competition in Indianapolis, IN., April 2022. .


In addition to cash awards, college scholarships of $25,000, $22,500 and $20,000 will be awarded to the 1st through 3rd place in the National finals. Participants in the second round who do not advance to the national final round will receive an additional $2,000 scholarship.  The top three youth orators who have won all previous elimination rounds of the contest will vie for top honors in the National Contest in April 2022 at Indianapolis, IN. The American Legion will pay the travel expenses of state winners to compete at the National Contest. Students who are interested in entering this speech competition will find the Rules and information on the Oratorical contest at https://www., or by contacting the American Legion Moore Post 184 Oratorical Chairman: Mr. Stephen L Worley, Email: Tel (405) 532-1342.

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