Middleton Post 39
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.
Participation is open to 9th through 12th grade students. Winners receive a small amount at Post, District and Area Contests a larger amount at State and National Contests with the top winners receiving a $18,000, $16,000 or $14,000 scholarship to the college of their choice.
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Above: State Oratorical Contest in Mountain Home. Below Area Contest in Nampa
Sept. 16, 2016: We have received the materials for the 2017 Oratorical Contest. The Post will be holding their contest in December or early January. Contact Oratorical Chairman Susan Barnett (208) 550-7395 susanbarnett1@aol.com or 2nd Vice-Commander Dave Shively 585-2061 shive2002@juno.com
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