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 3, 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: email@example.com
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
Post 532 veterans enjoying our Christmas Social
Floyd and Cecilia Phillips enjoying salad, roast turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls, dressing and iced tea.
Commander Brown presents a certificate of appreciation to Lewis and Karen Jones for their support of the American Legion.
Guest speaker, Randy Cash attended our social and told of his career in the service of our country. We always welcome Randy and hope he make it a annual attendance.
Division Commander, Jim McGill from Franklin told us of upcoming events and what the Legion has accomplished in the past year. Thanks Jim for attending.
Commander Brown and Michell Stegner present Adjutant Randy Cash with a gift from Post 532. We want to thank Michelle for a fantastic event and the food was great. Michell does a great job as social organizer and many thanks to her.
Christmas Parade has been changed to Friday December 7, 2018 at 7:pm due to inclement weather on Saturday.
CLAY LOGAN RECEIVING GOODS FROM DOLLAR GENERAL
CLAY LOGAN RECEIVING DONATIONS FROM LOWES.
CLAY LOGAN GETTING A $ 200.00 DISCOUNT FROM INGLES
TOOLS AT RED SPRINGS IN THEIR STORAGE AREA.
CLAY LOGAN , LEFT AND CHARLES GAINES, RIGHT AFTER DELIVERING DONATIONS FROM CLAY COUNTY.
RED SPRINGS, NC FORKLIFT DRIVER SAYING THANKS
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
DR. GARY GIBSON, SPOKE TO POST 532 ABOUT HIS LIFE AND PLANS FOR CLAY COUNTY SCHOOLS. IN HIS CAREER, HE HAS TRAVELED EXTENSIVLY, MAINLY IN THE COLUMBUS,GA AREA. HE HAS HAD VARIOUS DUTIES AND MANY LOCATIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY AND FINALLY GETTING NEAR HOME IN HAYESVILLE. WE ENJOYED HIS TALK AND SEVERAL QUESTIONS WERE ASKED FROM THE POST CONCERNING IF A DEBATE CLUB WAS A POSSIBILITY TO HELP FOSTER A SOURCE FOR THE POST'S ORITORICAL CONTEST. HE WAS ASKED ABOUT SPECIAL NEEDS FOR CHILDREN IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM AND HOPES TO IMPROVE WHAT EXISTS NOW. DR. GIBSON WAS ASKED ABOUT THE NEW MATH IN THE CURRICULUM AND HOW IT IS BEING RECEIVED. POST 532 THANKS DR. GIBSON FOR ATTENDING OUR MEETING AND WISH HIM A BRIGHT FUTURE AT CLAY COUNTY SCHOOLS.