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American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program


November 30, 2017

High School students in Green County are invited to compete in the Annual American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program.

The High School Oratorical Scholarship Program has the full cooperation of Wisconsin school officials. The New Glarus and Green County contests will be conducted at the Veterans Memorial Hall in New Glarus on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Orientation for contestants will begin at 12:30 p.m.

The subject in the prepared oration portion of the contest must be about some phase of the Constitution of the United States, emphasizing the duties and obligation of a citizen to the United States. The prepare oration must be the original effort of each contestant and must be eight to ten minutes in length. An assigned topic will also be required, and must be three to five minutes in length.

The winner of the Green County contest will compete at the District level at Barneveld, WI, on January 28, 2018. The Regional and State contest will be on February 10, 2018, at the Rodman Center on the Ripon College campus. The National contest will be in Indianapolis, Indiana, in April of 2018.

High school students, public, private, parochial and home school, who are interested in entering the competition can contact their guidance counselor for more information and contest rules. For home school students, please contact David Henning at (608) 527-2222 or


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