W. B. Williamson Post 1

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Oratorical Contest

The purpose of The American Legion’s National High School Oratorical Contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights and privileges of American citizenship.

W.B. Williamson Post 1 will host an Oratorical Contest on January 7, 2024. Contestant check-in at 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. Doors will close at 11:00 A.M. The first speaker will begin at 12:00 P.M.

Business attire is required for contestants. No school uniforms are allowed.

High School students wishing to compete should contact Keith McKinley at mckinl356@aol.com.

Assigned topics for 2024

For videos of past competitions visit here.