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In January of each year the American Legion holds a Constitution
Oratorical. The oratorical contest starts with the prepared oration.
The prepared oration must be on some aspect of the Constitution
of the United States with emphasis on the duties and obligations
of a citizen to our government. The prepared oration must
be the original effort of each contestant and must not take up less than eight minutes or more than ten minutes for delivery. After all contestants have given their prepared oration, we move to the assigned topic portion of our contest. The assigned topic discourse must last between three and five minutes for delivery. The purpose of the assigned topic discourse is to test the speakers
knowledge of one of four possible sections of the constitution,
the extent of his or her research, and the ability to discuss the topic as related to the basic principles of government under the Constitution.

One of our resent post winners almost went all the way and ended up second in the National competition. A video of her presentation
at the national finals can be seen here. PRESENTATION

Our local contest will be held at the American Legion Gold Star Post 191, 801 Prospect Rd, Mt Airy, Maryland. This year's competition will take place, Saturday, January 26, 2019 1:30 pm

Application deadline is Jan 18, 2019. INFORMATION & RULES