Oratorical Deadline Jan 2nd, 2015 & Police Officer and Fire Fighter Nominations Due Jan 2nd

Just a reminder as most students will be heading on holiday break on Friday that the deadline to participate in The American Legion Oratorical Contest for 2015 is Jan 2nd, 2015

Contestants will compete at several levels for scholarship money to be used for college education. A 1st and 2nd place winner at the State level will win $1500 and $800. The state's first place winner will then move on to the National level and compete for $18,000, $16,000, and $14,000 in scholarship money. However, as the student progresses through competition on the National level they will receive $1500 for each level they advance.

Ninth to grade 12 students (U.S. citizens and under the age of 20) enrolled in a high school or junior high school or equivalent may compete. The topics will be on one of 4 Constitutional amendments.

For information please respond to this email or visit www.michiganlegion.org/oratorical

Note students can participate every year they are still eligible; younger students can compete multiple times over several years.

Have a safe and joyous holiday season.


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, mark@michiganlegion.org, or visit our website at www.michiganlegion.org.

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