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
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
February 9th, 2019
Hinton Center 5:00 pm
Contact or RSVP Michelle Stegner
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.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
June 16th thru 22nd 2019
July 12 thru 13 2019
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
SERVICE OFFICER, LARRY SAMS CREATES OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR ALL POST MEMBERS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD CONTENT TO THE NEWSLETTER, PLEASE CONTACT LARRY SAMS. email@example.com