American Legion Department of Michigan Seeks Contestants for the 2013 Oratorical Contest

January 2nd, 2013 is Fast Approaching ..... Don't Pass Up the Chance to Win up to $18,000 in Scholarship money......

American Legion Posts around Michigan are seeking High School Students interested in competing in the 2013 Oratorical Contest.

The Oratorical Contest presents 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.

Contestants will compete on the District Level, then the Zone Level, then the State Level.  At the the State level prizes range from $800, $1000, and $1500.  The winner of the State will advance to National and compete for up to $18,000 in scholarship money.

For more information visit  to receive a application packet please email: or to speak to the programs coordinator Deanna Clark (517) 371-4720 ext 11

Watch and listen to the 2012 National Champion below.

The American Legion Department of Michigan represents over 70,000 members in the State of Michigan. The American Legion was founded in 1919, based on “The Four Pillars”; veteran rehabilitation, Americanism, child welfare, and national security and continued above all its mission as a consumers’ advocate for veterans. For more information contact the Michigan Legion at 517-371-4720 ext 16,, or visit our website at


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