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Missouri youth wins 77th Oratorical Contest

Missouri youth wins 77th Oratorical Contest

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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Top three Oratorical finalists named

Top three Oratorical finalists named

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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Watch 77th National Oratorical Contest live

Watch 77th National Oratorical Contest live

The American Legion contest will be streamed live April 6 at 10 a.m. (EDT) on www.legiontv.org.

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Top 53 Oratorical contestants announced

Top 53 Oratorical contestants announced

The high school students will compete in The American Legion's national Oratorical Contest April 4-6 in Indianapolis.

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Videographer Hope Hall tapes President Barack Obama working on a document in the Chief of Staff's office in the West Wing of the White House, June 4, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

A Lens on the Government

Former American Legion Oratorical participant focused on the White House.

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Watch how to conduct an Oratorical Contest

Watch how to conduct an Oratorical Contest

The 11 videos and supporting print material provide Legion posts, departments a detailed overview on how to conduct a successful program.

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Missouri youth named 76th Oratorical champion

Missouri youth named 76th Oratorical champion

Agnes Rieger of Kansas City is crowned the 2013 American Legion National Oratorical champion.

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Oratorical finals set

Oratorical finals set

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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Nine Oratorical contestants advance to semifinals

Semifinals begin at 3:15 p.m. (EDT). The top three finalists will advance to the championship on Sunday.

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Department hosts annual Junior Oratorical Contest

Department hosts annual Junior Oratorical Contest

New Hampshire is the only American Legion department to conduct a Junior High Oratorical Program for youth in grades six through eight.

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76th Oratorical contestants announced

76th Oratorical contestants announced

Watch the championship finals live April 21 on www.legiontv.org.

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Oratorical participant pays it forward

Oratorical participant pays it forward

Jake Bayliss from Nevada conducts a toiletries drive to aid veterans at a nearby VA hospital.

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'Maintaining Liberty, the People's Call'

'Maintaining Liberty, the People's Call'

2012 Oratorical champion, Rebecca Frazer, shares insight on the contest and the importance of understanding the Constitution.

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Indiana claims 75th Oratorical win

Indiana claims 75th Oratorical win

Rebecca Frazer from Morgantown, Ind., is The American Legion's 75th High School Oratorical Scholarship Program champion.

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Competitors set for 75th Oratorical finals

Competitors set for 75th Oratorical finals

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.

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Semifinalists advance through Oratorical Contest

Finalists will be determined later today; finals will be streamed live on legion.org Sunday at 10 a.m.

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Watch 75th Oratorical finals live

Watch 75th Oratorical finals live

The American Legion’s 75th High School Oratorical Program will be streamed live Sunday during the championship finals.

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2012 Oratorical contestants finalized

2012 Oratorical contestants finalized

The 52 contestants participating in the Legion’s 75th High School Oratorical Scholarship Program convene in Indianapolis April 13-15.

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Legion, National Forensic League team up

Legion, National Forensic League team up

Legion's Oratorical Contest and the NFL offer students an opportunity to supplement their experiences in speech and debate.

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'Our Parent, the Constitution'

'Our Parent, the Constitution'

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.

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Missouri teen wins 74th Oratorical contest

Missouri teen wins 74th Oratorical contest

Anisha Gururaj from Chesterfield, Mo., took first-place during Sunday's American Legion High School Scholarship Program championship finals.

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Three Oratorical finalists compete Sunday

Three Oratorical finalists compete Sunday

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.

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74th Oratorical contest begins Saturday

74th Oratorical contest begins Saturday

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.

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2011 Oratorical contestants announced

2011 Oratorical contestants announced

The 53 contestants participating in The American Legion’s 74th National Oratorical High School Contest have been finalized.

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Oratorical champ shares winning insight

Oratorical champ shares winning insight

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.

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73rd Oratorical champion crowned

73rd Oratorical champion crowned

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.

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South Carolina junior tops Oratorical field

South Carolina junior tops Oratorical field

Tori Beth Black earns $18,000 scholarship with a first-place finish in 73rd National Oratorical Contest.

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Tune in today for Oratorical finals

Tune in today for Oratorical finals

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.

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73rd Oratorical contest underway this weekend

73rd Oratorical contest underway this weekend

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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Tune in live for Oratorical finals

Tune in live for Oratorical finals

On April 11, The American Legion National Oratorical Championship Contest will be streamed live via the Legion's Web site.

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