In each round of the weekend competition, orators delivered a rehearsed 8- to 10-minute address and a randomly assigned 3- to 5-minute oration on a constitutional topic, each without the benefit of notes and in front of a live audience, including the judges. The 2.4-million member American Legion developed the contest to encourage young people to improve their communications skills and to study the U.S. Constitution. More than $3 million in scholarships have been awarded over the history of the contest.Media Contacts: Joe March (317) 748-1926 or John Raughter (317) 441-8847.
Kansas City Youth Sweeps To Victory, Earns $18K Scholarship In American Legion Oratorical Contest
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