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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.
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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.
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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.
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Involved with the program for more than 20 years, Lee Harris shares his insight on The American Legion's National Oratorical Championship Contest.
March 8 is the deadline for American Legion state departments to submit the names of winners participating in the Legion's 73rd National Oratorical Championship Contest to national headquarters.
Growing up in southern Idaho, CNN co-founder Lou Dobbs was once an Oratorical Contest state champion.
Co'Relous Bryant, the 2007 American Legion's National High School Oratorical champion, is putting what he learned in the contest toward his experiences at New York University.
High school senior Andrew Dykstal from Lafayette, Ind., won first place in The American Legion National High School Oratorical Scholarship Program in Indianapolis April 18-19. He was awarded an $18,000 scholarship.