74th Oratorical contest begins Saturday

The 53 contestants competing in the 74th American Legion National Oratorical High School Contest will arrive Friday to the University Place Conference Center and Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. Each contestant will take part in the semifinals on Saturday at 9:45 a.m. (EDT), with the top nine moving on to the quarterfinals at 3:45 p.m. From the quarterfinals, three competitors will advance to Sunday’s championship finals for a chance to win first place and an $18,000 scholarship.

Visit www.legion.org Sunday at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) to watch a live webcast of the championship finals.

And to view the pairing bracket for Saturday’s semifinals, click here.


  1. Congratulations to all of the Oratorical Contest contestants that have made it to this point. Your efforts and knowledge of the Constitution are amazing and serve as an example for others. Good luck to you all. - Robert Ireland - Post 174 (PUFL)
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