This year’s contest has been cancelled due to a lack of participation. Please make promoting this excellent program a priority for 2024.
Are you a student that is, or wants to be, a good public speaker? Are you interested in Civics, arguably one of the most important subjects in the United States of America today? Do you have ambitions to speak publicly, or perhaps become a politician? The American Legion has an Oratorical contest program that is a really good opportunity for students to in 9, 10, 11, or 12th grade to start their journey, and win scholarships to help with their studies.
Interested students start out by contacting their local Wisconsin American Legion Post. 1st District Posts contact information can be found under the “1D Posts” menu above.
The winner at the ensuing American Legion Post contest will then move on to a County contest. The American Legion Wisconsin’s Waukesha County will have their contest at the HHS Building in Elkhorn starting at 9:00 AM on February 3rd.
The winner of the County Contest moves on to the Regional contest scheduled on March 23, 2024 at Ripon College. The winners at the Regional level move on to the finals contest the same day and go home with a $3000 scholarship. From there you will have about a month to prepare for the National Contest in Hillsdale, Michigan in May to compete for a $25,000 scholarship.
Time is running out for the 2024 contest, so start working on your speech, and contact your local post today. Note that there are annual assigned topics which are in the links listed below:
The Oconomowoc and Okauchee Posts are having a meat raffle fundraiser. On Saturday October 14 noon to 4. The location is Post 399 in beautiful downtown Okauchee. There will be food and beverages available. We have 17 great cuts of meat from Michael’s meat market in Waukesha. I’m sure you
This year’s Fall Conference will be at Paul Herrick Post 21 in Kenosha: The American LegionPaul Herrick Post 21504 58th StreetKenosha, WI 53140 Parking To Register for the Conference, please visit this SquareReader Payment website: More to Follow
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The 1st District Spring Conference was held on Sunday, May 7, 2023. Here are some highlights: Department Vice Commander Karl E. Stuvengen, 2023-2024 Candidate for Department Commander, gave a briefing on some of the Departments current programs. A good place to keep up yourself is this link on the Departments
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If you have never been to an American Legion Oratorical Contest, you might consider attending. The dedication the young contestants show is very impressive, and their talks are always worth a listen. Please join us at: Mukwonago Post 375627 E. Veterans WayMukwonago, WI 53149 Doors open at 12:30 — Program
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