EVENTS 2019

  

Service Birthdays

National Guard December 13, 1636

US Army June 14, 1775

US Navy October 13, 1775

USMC November 10, 1775

US Coast Guard August 4, 1790

US Air Force September 18, 1947


JANUARY 2019


POST ORATORICAL CONTEST


December 8, 2018 10:00 am

Where there is more than one contestant in a particular county.

Must be conducted under the direction of the District Chairman or the County Chairman where one has been appointed. If there is any question, please contact local Legion Post to clarify District Chairman.


DISTRICT ORATORICAL CONTEST


Franklin, NC

11:00 am


FEBRUARY 2019


February 9th, 2019

Valentine Social

Hinton Center 5:00 pm

Contact or RSVP Michelle Stegner

828-361-1156  


DIVISION ORATORICAL CONTEST

                    

February 17, 2019   

Will be held in Hickory, NC and Is made up of all District winners within the 

5 Divisions. The Division Chairman is responsible to see to proper execution of the contest and that winner certification form filed with Department Headquarters immediately following the contest.  The Chairman is also

responsible for seeing that the Division winner is 

 escorted to the Department Finals.  All Judges scoring sheets are 

forwarded to Department Headquarters after the contest is completed.


  

STATE ORATORICAL CONTEST

March 2, 2019

Will be held in Greensboro, NC  and is made up of all winners from the 

 5 Division contests.  Once a winner is announced, the Department will notify National Headquarters and make arrangements for the winning contestant to participate in the National Competition which is held in 

Indianapolis, Indiana on April 13-15, 2019

 

“A constitutional speech 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 has featured  numerous politicians and prominent contestants over the years, including  former president candidate Alan Keyes and CNN anchor Lou Dobbs.
Young orators earn some of the most generous college scholarships  available to high school students. Over $138,000 in scholarships can be  awarded each year. The overall national contest winner gets an $18,000  scholarship. Second place takes home $16,000, and third gets $14,000.  Each department (state) winner who is certified into and participates in  the national contest’s first round receives a $1,500 scholarship. Those  who advance past the first round receive an additional $1,500  scholarship. The American Legion’s National Organization awards the  scholarships, which can be used at any college or university in the  United States.High school students under age 20 are eligible. Competition begins at  the post level and advances to a state competition. Legion department  representatives certify one winner per state to the national contest,  where department winners compete against each other in two speaking  rounds. The contest caps off with a final round that decides the three  top finishers.Speaking subjects must be on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution,  with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our  government. Speeches are eight to 10 minutes long; three- to five-minute  speeches on an assigned topic also are part of the contest.For more information: oratorical@legion.org 


April 13, 2019

District 25 Meeting 

Brevard Post 88 at 1 pm (district elections will be held)


April 13th or 20th

Division 5 Training Session Location TBD


May 15th 2019

Deadline for Boy's State to the Department.


May 25th, 2019

Division 5 Meeting. Location TBD


May 28th, 2019

Convention delegate forms to the Department.


June !st, 2019

Post CPR to the Department for consideration of awards at convention.


June 5th thru 8th 2019 

Department Convention

Raleigh Hilton


June 16th thru 22nd 2019

Boys State 


July 12 thru 13 2019

Legion college











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Michelle Stegner, Valentine Coordinator

Many thanks to Michelle for her arduous endeavor and making the Valentine Social a success. Michelle serves as the Post's Fund raiser and has voluntered for many activities that the Post is involved . The Post is very fortunate to have a loyal and creative member and we congratulate her.


THANK YOU MICHELLE !

Photos by Marie and George Leduc



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