High School Oratorical Contest

2018-2019 Oratorical Committee:

Chairman:   Greg Mueller (49) vaoratorical@yahoo.com

Vice Chairmen: Linda Fanning (67), Jimmie Edwards (29), Bob Brady (247)

Members:  Bob Shumar (284), Brian Williamson (89), Willie Edwards (31), Tyrone Vaughn (5), Joe Adair (39), Anita White (29)

PDC Advisor:  Doug Ramos (53)

Purpose: To formulate, recommend and implement adopted policies and procedures for the promotion of The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest among Posts, Districts, and Regions, utilizing the services of and coordinating with high schools across the state; and to supervise, coordinate and conduct these contests and the Departmental Finals.

Reporting: The Chairman of Oratorical Committee reports its actions and activities to the Department Executive Committee.

2017-2018 Letter to High School Principals: Oratorical Memo to High Schools__2017-18

High school students vie for college scholarships awarded by The American Legion
by demonstrating their knowledge of the United States Constitution in public
speaking contests on local, regional and national levels. For more information
contact Program Chairman Greg Mueller mailto: vaoratorical@yahoo.com

For more information & resources, click HERE


Post Oratorical Contests:  December 2017 – January 2018

District Oratorical Contests: January 2018

Region Oratorical Contests:  February 2018

  • Eastern Region: Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Phoebus Post 48, 221 E. Mellen Street, Phoebus, VA 23663 Start Time:  11:00 AM
  • Northern Region: Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Fairfax Post 177, 3939 Oak Street, Fairfax, VA 22030 Start Time: 2:00 PM
  • Western Region: Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Roanoke Post 3, 710 Apperson Drive, Salem, VA 24153 Start Time: 2:00 PM

Department Oratorical Contest:

March 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Virginia Beach Hotel & Conference Center