2023-2024 Oratorical Committee:

Chairman:   Robin Riddle (74)

Vice Chairmen: Joe Adair (39), Jimmie Edwards (29), Erin Fox (290)

Members:  Brian Williamson (89), Willie Edwards (31), Tia McMillen (88), Anita White (29), John Woyinski (284), Jim Walsh (244), Linda Fanning (67), Greg Mueller (49)

PDC Advisor:  A.B. Brown (74)

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 and home school organizations 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.

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, state and national levels.  

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Timelines:

Post Oratorical Contests:  December 2023 – January 2024

District Oratorical Contests: January 2024

Region Oratorical Contests:  February 2024

Department Oratorical Contest: TBA

Oratorical Chairman’s Guide