MEMBERS: We Need Your Help Sunday, Jan. 29!
MEMBERS: One of the many ways you can make a difference is by helping out with the post-level High School Oratorical Contest on Sunday, January 29. We need members to act as timekeepers, ushers, escorts, monitors, serving refreshments after the speeches, etc. This will be the 79th annual Legion-wide contest and the winner of our Post contest will go on to the District contest in February. The contest starts at 1 pm and should list no more than two hours. Most volunteers are asked to arrive by 12:15. This is a major Legion event that we can't offer without your help. To volunteer, please contact our Oratorical Chair, Randy Kahn, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members and guests encouraged to attend as audience members as well.
About: "A Constitutional Speech Contest"
The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students.
Since 1938, the program has presented 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.
CASH PRIZES TO THE WINNERS!
We are still looking for students to compete! But time is running out!
Please mention this to high schoolers you know or parents of high schoolers you know. Any high school student under 20 is eligible. Have them contact Randy Kahn, our Oratorical Chair, at email@example.com. Your help with this important Legion program is very much appreciated.
The state finals will be held in Sacramento at the State Capitol Building on March 4, 2017.
More information on the High School Oratorical Competition can be found in these documents: