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.

2018-2019 Letter to High School Principals: Oratorical Memo to High Schools__2018-19

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 2018 – January 2019

District Oratorical Contests: January 2019

Region Oratorical Contests:  February 2019

  • Eastern Region: Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Post 368, Newport News, 368 American Legion Drive, Newport News 23608 Start Time:  11:00 AM
  • Northern Region: Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Charlottesville Post 74, 3025 Louisa Road, Keswick VA 22947 Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • Western Region: Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Roanoke Post 3, 710 Apperson Drive, Salem, VA 24153 Start Time: 2:00 PM

Department Oratorical Contest:

March 1, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, 425 Water St, Portsmouth, VA 23704