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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.

Colorado, Missouri and Pennsylvania youth advance to the 77th National Oratorical finals on Sunday. Watch the finals live at 10 a.m. (EDT) on

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

The Oratorical Contest presents participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation's laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship.

Oratorical Chairman’s Conference Agenda

The 16th Annual National Americanism Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 26 - 28, 2014.

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State Oratorical Contests

Participate in your local American Legion Oratorical Contest to better understand the U.S. Constitution, as well as the rights and privileges of American citizenship.

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How To Conduct The Oratorical Contest

A video training series about how to conduct the Oratorical Contest in your department.

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