Geeta Minocha, a senior from Vanguard High School in Ocala, Fla., wins first place, $18,000 scholarship in National Oratorical Contest.
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.
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.
The 2016 American Legion High School Oratorical National Finals will be held on April 15-17 at the Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel.
The certification of department winners are due to National Headquarters by March 18, 2016.