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Watch 77th National Oratorical Contest live

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Watch 77th National Oratorical Contest live
(Photo by Eldon Lindsay)

The American Legion's National Oratorical Contest gets underway in Indianapolis at the Wyndham West Hotel on April 5 at 9:45 a.m. (EDT) with 53 high school students from across the country competing in the quarterfinals, followed by the top nine contestants from the quarterfinals advancing to the semifinals at 3:15 p.m.

The top three semifinal winners will advance to the national championship finals on April 6 at 10 a.m. Visit to watch the top three National Oratorical Contest finalists compete live for a chance to win first place and an $18,000 scholarship.

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May 24, 2014 - 1:05pm

Congratulations to Aswath for winning finalist.Iam thrilled and proud.Good Luck as you go forward in MEDICINE. Uncle velu.

Dave Shafer

April 7, 2014 - 2:02pm

Congratulations to Mr. Kumar and the other finalist for a job very well done. Each of you and the other contestants were great.

Tom Adkins

April 6, 2014 - 6:56pm

Congratulations Emma Schalk from Maine. We are very proud of you

Mary Erdman

April 6, 2014 - 11:47am

Congratulations to all the students who took the time and put forth the effort to compete. Best of luck to all the finalists!

Donna Talafuse

April 5, 2014 - 10:02pm

Congratulations to our Colorado student going to the finals!

Joanne Snodgrass

April 5, 2014 - 6:32pm

Congratualtions on being one of the top 3 contestants. I saw you at the State Convention in Jeff City and I am hoping you will be number one in the National contest. I am so proud of you.

Patrick Eisenhart

April 5, 2014 - 5:24pm

We are all praying Emma Schalk will be the first from Maine to win the competition. Win, lose, or draw we are very proud to have her represent the state of Maine.

Frazier Brinley

April 5, 2014 - 5:31pm

Hello, I'm a Connecticut Yankee and wondered if the results have been posted yet? Good Luck to Emma Schalk!

Frazier Brinley

April 5, 2014 - 5:17pm

Anyone know the results of the Semi-Finals?

John Hargreaves

April 5, 2014 - 3:59pm

Congratulations to Emma Schalk from Sabattus, Maine. We are very proud of you. Good luck as you go forward.

Gary Schacher

April 5, 2014 - 1:07pm

Good Luck Andrew Hartnett...... New York is rooting for you

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