Legion speech contest centered on U.S. Constitution

The American Legion Oratorical Contest will be held at Legion Post 225 on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Students in grades 9 to 12 compete for a portion of $1,000 in scholarships.

Each student will give a prepared verbal presentation on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with emphasis on the duties and obligations of a citizen to our government.

Contestants also speak on one assigned Constitutional topic from four possible topics.

Three scholarships are awarded, including a first-place prize of $500. The local winner competes at the district level, with those winners continuing to state and national competition.

The purpose of the contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution among high school students, to promote thinking and speaking clearly and intelligently, and to prepare youth to accept the responsibilities of American citizenship.

Last year there were only three contestants.

For more information contact Ron Miller at 651- 464-5549 or cell 651-303-2079.