Department of Nevada American Legion Oratorical
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 2018 Oratorical Scholarship High School Speech Contest please contact Valerie Scheuering Department Oratorical Chairperson by writing her at this email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to enter.
Assigned Topics for 2018 Oratorical Contest
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Article 2 Section 4
The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
Post 4 - 16 December 10:00 am Western Nevada College Barnett Hall, Carson City, Nevada
Post 37 - 4 January 2018 6:00 pm Fernley Senior Center, Fernley, Nevada
District 1 - AWAITING DATE
District 2 - 18 November 2017 - 0:900 Masonic Lodge Henderson, Nevada
District 3 - AWAITING DATE
District 4 - 6 January 2018 - 10:00 am Western Nevada College Carson City, Nevada
District 5 - AWAITING DATE
DEPARTMENT OF NEVADA 2018 CONTEST
Date 10 February 2018
Masonic Lodge Henderson, Nevada
Congratulations and Well Done to all the students that competed the 2017 Post, District and Department 2017 competitions.
The 2017 Department Contest Results:
1st Place - Samantha Ross - Coronado High School, Henderson, NV. District 2
2nd Place - Sawyer Barnett - Carson High School, Carson City, NV. District 4
3rd Place - Robert Flummerfelt - Faith Luthern High School, Las Vegas, NV. District 2
4th Place Tessa Overholser - Elko High School, Elko, NV. District 3
The Department wants to extend their personal thank you to the Judges who made the Nevada 2017 Oratorical Department Contest possible;
To Start an Oratorical Contest for the Youth in your Post's Community contact Jerry Finley Department Oratorical Chairman at (775) 575-0420.