2018 Oratorical Contest

From left, Connor Benjamin from Utah, Norris Blossom from Montana and Elliott Rice from Vermont chat before the start of the Oratorical competition in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Photo by Clay Lomneth/The American Legion
From left, Connor Benjamin from Utah, Norris Blossom from Montana and Elliott Rice from Vermont chat before the start of the Oratorical competition in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Photo by Clay Lomneth/The American Legion
Carsyn Shuey of the Department of France and Renee Betterson practice their orations before the first round in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Photo by Clay Lomneth/The American Legion
Carsyn Shuey of the Department of France and Renee Betterson practice their orations before the first round in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Photo by Clay Lomneth/The American Legion
Ian White and Chayne Dessaso practice their orations at the Wyndham Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Photo by Clay Lomneth/The American Legion
Ian White and Chayne Dessaso practice their orations at the Wyndham Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Photo by Clay Lomneth/The American Legion
Contestants of the 2018 American Legion National Oratorical Contest enjoy a pizza party and karaoke in Indianapolis, Ind., on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Photo by //.
Contestants of the 2018 American Legion National Oratorical Contest enjoy a pizza party and karaoke in Indianapolis, Ind., on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Photo by //.
Contestants of the 2018 American Legion National Oratorical Contest enjoy a pizza party and karaoke in Indianapolis, Ind., on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Photo by //.
Contestants of the 2018 American Legion National Oratorical Contest enjoy a pizza party and karaoke in Indianapolis, Ind., on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Photo by //.
Contestants of the 2018 American Legion National Oratorical Contest enjoy a pizza party and karaoke in Indianapolis, Ind., on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Photo by //.
Contestants of the 2018 American Legion National Oratorical Contest enjoy a pizza party and karaoke in Indianapolis, Ind., on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Photo by //.
Contestants of the 2018 American Legion National Oratorical Contest enjoy a pizza party and karaoke in Indianapolis, Ind., on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion
Contestants of the 2018 American Legion National Oratorical Contest enjoy a pizza party and karaoke in Indianapolis, Ind., on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion
Nathan York from California competes in the American Legion Oratorical Contest at the Wyndham Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Photo by Clay Lomneth/The American Legion
Nathan York from California competes in the American Legion Oratorical Contest at the Wyndham Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Photo by Clay Lomneth/The American Legion
Emily Parker from Minnesota at the American Legion Oratorical Contest at the Wyndham Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Photo by Clay Lomneth/The American Legion
Emily Parker from Minnesota at the American Legion Oratorical Contest at the Wyndham Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Photo by Clay Lomneth/The American Legion
Carlissa Frederich from Kentucky competes in the American Legion Oratorical Contest at the Wyndham Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Photo by Clay Lomneth/The American Legion
Carlissa Frederich from Kentucky competes in the American Legion Oratorical Contest at the Wyndham Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Photo by Clay Lomneth/The American Legion
American Legion National Oratorical Contest winner Carlissa Frederich of Paducah, Ky., chats with Alan Keyes in Indianapolis, Ind., on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion
American Legion National Oratorical Contest winner Carlissa Frederich of Paducah, Ky., chats with Alan Keyes in Indianapolis, Ind., on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion