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Ashwath Kumar of Columbia, Mo., wins first place, Brandon Posner of Pennsylvania is runner-up and Ellen Densmore of Denver takes third place.
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Colorado, Missouri and Pennsylvania youth advance to the 77th National Oratorical finals on Sunday. Watch the finals live at 10 a.m. (EDT) on legiontv.org.
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The American Legion contest will be streamed live April 6 at 10 a.m. (EDT) on www.legiontv.org.
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The high school students will compete in The American Legion's national Oratorical Contest April 4-6 in Indianapolis.
The 11 videos and supporting print material provide Legion posts, departments a detailed overview on how to conduct a successful program.
Agnes Rieger of Kansas City is crowned the 2013 American Legion National Oratorical champion.
Missouri, South Carolina and South Dakota advance to the 76th Oratorical finals on Sunday. Watch the finals live at 10 a.m. (EDT) on legiontv.org.
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Semifinals begin at 3:15 p.m. (EDT). The top three finalists will advance to the championship on Sunday.
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New Hampshire is the only American Legion department to conduct a Junior High Oratorical Program for youth in grades six through eight.
Watch the championship finals live April 21 on www.legiontv.org.
Jake Bayliss from Nevada conducts a toiletries drive to aid veterans at a nearby VA hospital.
2012 Oratorical champion, Rebecca Frazer, shares insight on the contest and the importance of understanding the Constitution.
Rebecca Frazer from Morgantown, Ind., is The American Legion's 75th High School Oratorical Scholarship Program champion.
Contestants from Idaho, Minnesota and Indiana will compete Sunday during the championship finals, which will be broadcast live on www.legion.org at 10 a.m. EDT.
Finalists will be determined later today; finals will be streamed live on legion.org Sunday at 10 a.m.
The 52 contestants participating in the Legion’s 75th High School Oratorical Scholarship Program convene in Indianapolis April 13-15.
The American Legion’s 75th High School Oratorical Program will be streamed live Sunday during the championship finals.
The Legion’s 2011 Oratorical champion, Anisha Gururaj, gives insight into the title of her oration and wisdom to those looking to participate in the contest.
The 53 contestants participating in The American Legion’s 74th National Oratorical High School Contest have been finalized.
The top three contestants competing for the winning title and an $18,000 scholarship during the Oratorical championship finals will once again be aired live.
During tomorrow's American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program championship finals, streamed live here at 10 a.m. EDT, Ohio, California and Missouri will vie for first place.
Anisha Gururaj from Chesterfield, Mo., took first-place during Sunday's American Legion High School Scholarship Program championship finals.
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Legion's Oratorical Contest and the NFL offer students an opportunity to supplement their experiences in speech and debate.
Saturday marks the kick-off date for The American Legion National Oratorical Championship Contest. Sunday's finals will again appear in a live webcast.
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Contestants from Alabama, South Carolina and Vermont will compete today for the $18,000 first-place scholarship. The finals will be broadcast live at 10 a.m. at www.legion.org.
Tori Beth Black earns $18,000 scholarship with a first-place finish in 73rd National Oratorical Contest.
The American Legion National Oratorical Championship Contests started with 53 outstanding competitors and ended with another deserving champion, Tori Beth Black from Iva, S.C.
Victoria (Tori) Beth Black, winner of the 73rd National High School Oratorical Scholarship Program, discusses the days following up to the event and her exciting win.
On April 11, The American Legion National Oratorical Championship Contest will be streamed live via the Legion's Web site.