Featured Stories

Other Pamplin Media Group sites


American Legion offers Oratorical Scholarships

High school age students are eligible to compete in the Annual American Legion High School Oratorical Contest.

To compete, students must prepare an 8-to-10-minute speech on a phase of the Constitution of the United States. An American Legion press release states that the speech should emphasize the “duties and obligations of a citizen to the United States government.”

The student also will be given an assigned topic to discuss for 3 to 5 minutes.

Winners of local contests will be awarded a $50 gift card. District winners will receive a $100 gift card.

Area winners will receive a $500 scholarship.

In the state contest, the first place winner gets a $2,000 scholarship, the second place finalist gets a $1,400 scholarship, the third place finalist receives a $1,300 scholarship and the fourth place will receive a $1,200 scholarship.

The American Legion will pay expenses for the state winner and an adult chaperon to travel to the national competition Friday-Sunday, April 4-6 at the Wyndham Indianapolis West in Indianapolis.

A $1,500 scholarship will be given to each state winner who competes in the first elimination round of the national finals.

Those who compete in the second round but don’t move forward will receive another $1,500.

The first place winner of the national finals competition will receive an $18,000 college scholarship, the national second place winner will receive $16,000 and the third place winner will get $14,000.

The Estacada Carl Douglas Post 74 will hold a local competition Sunday-Saturday, Dec. 15-21.

High school age students, including home schooled and charter school students and students from other districts, may compete.

For more information on the Oratorical Scholarship Program, visit www.legion.org/oratorical.

For more information on the Estacada competition, email Douglas Jamieson, Carl Douglas Post 74 commander, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mary Ann Bugni, Estacada High School ASPIRE College Center coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Local Weather

Fair

84°F

Estacada

Fair

Humidity: 38%

Wind: 6 mph

  • 27 Aug 2014

    Sunny 87°F 57°F

  • 28 Aug 2014

    Mostly Sunny 83°F 57°F