A Constitutional Speech Contest
The American Legion High School 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 looking for high school students to compete in this year’s competition!
Any high school student under 20 is eligible.
The state finals will be held in Sacramento at the State Capitol Building in the Spring of 2019. The winner of the state-level contest goes on to represent California at the national competition in the summer and a chance to win up to $18,000 for college!
More information on the High School Oratorical Competition can be found in these documents:
Please contact Danielle Baker, our Oratorical Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.