Oratorical Scholarship Competition

2021 Oratorical Scholarship Contest Update

2021 Oratorical Scholarship 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 nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights, and privileges of American citizenship.

The program chair for this year’s contest is Terry Gilbert, Vice Commander – Programs. For more information and questions please contact him at friscolegion.oratorical@gmail.com or 336-418-0005.

The 2021 Oratorical contest will be held in the Council Chambers at the Frisco City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd, Frisco, TX 75034 on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 9 a.m.

This year’s Assigned Topics include:

  • Amendment III
  • Amendment VIII
  • Amendment XIV, Section 3
  • Amendment XXV, Section 4

The purpose of the assigned topic discussion is to evaluate the speaker’s knowledge of the subject, the extent of his or her research, and the ability to discuss the topic as related to the basic principles of government under the Constitution. The assigned topic discussion must not consume less than three (3) minutes or more than five (5) minutes for delivery. For more information go to https://legion.org/oratorical/topics.

For more contest information go to https://txlegion.org/programs/oratorical and https://legion.org/oratorical.