2019-2020 Oratorical Committee:

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

Vice Chairmen: Joe Adair (39), Jimmie Edwards (29), Bob Brady (247)

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

PDC Advisor:  Bob Hannon (49)

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.

2019-2020 Letter to High School Principals: Oratorical Memo to High Schools_2019-20

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

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Post Oratorical Contests:  December 2019 – January 2020

District Oratorical Contests: January 2020

Region Oratorical Contests:  February 2020

  • Eastern Region: Feb 8, 2020 at 9:00 AM at Newport News Post 368
  • Northern Region: Feb 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Charlottesville Post 74
  • Western Region: Feb 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Salem Post 3

Department Oratorical Contest:

February 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, 425 Water St, Portsmouth, VA 23704

Oratorical Chairman’s Guide