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Department of Nevada


Department of Nevada American Legion Oratorical

Scholarship Contest

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.



" A Constitutional Speech Contest"

Students interested in competing in the 2019 Oratorical Scholarship High School Speech Contest please contact Valerie Scheuering Department Oratorical Chairperson by writing her at this email for information on how to enter. 


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.



Post 4 - Date not yet determined

Post 37 - 4 January 2020  6:00 pm Fernley Senior Center, Fernley, Nevada




District 1 - AWAITING DATE

District 2  - AWAITING DATE

District 3 - AWAITING DATE

District 4 - 11 January 10am Western Nevada Community College Carson City, NV.

District 5 - AWAITING DATE



Date   8 Februray 2020 10am Masonic Lodge Henderson, NV.



Congratulations and Well Done to all the students that competed the 2019 Post, District and Department 2019 competitions.


       In each competition, orators delivere a rehearsed 8- to 10-minute address and a randomly assigned 3-to 5-minute oration on a constitutional topic, each without the benefit of notes and in front of a live audience, including the judges. 


The 2.2-million member American Legion developed the contest to encourage young people to improve their communications skills and to study the U.S. Constitution. More than $3 million in scholarships have been awarded over the history of the contest. 

The 2020 Department Contest Results:

                       1st Place -                         

2nd Place -

3rd Place - 

4th Place -

To Start an Oratorical Contest for the Youth in your Post's Community contact:

Valerie Scheuering Department Oratorical Chairman at (775) 722-6516.



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