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National Oratorical Contest
21-23 April, 2017
Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel
2544 Executive Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46241.

Kansas Oratorical Contest

March 11, 2017
American Legion Post 17
114 McCall Rd, Manhattan, KS
District Oratorical Contests

District I
18 February, 2017, 10:00 AM
American Legion Post 1
3800 SE Michigan, Topeka, KS
District II
18 February, 2017, 9:00 AM
American Legion Post 327
6521 Nieman Rd., Shawnee, KS
District III
26 February, 2017, 2:00 PM
Howard City Cox Building
100 W Washington St., Howard, KS
District IV
District V
19 February, 2017, 1:00 PM
American Legion Post 424
2300 N Tyler Dr., Wichita, KS
District VI
12 February, 2017, 10:00 AM
American Legion Post 76
506 Washington St, Concordia, KS
District VII
12 February, 2017, 12:00 PM
Little River High School
430 Waiverly St., Little River, KS
District VIII
19 February, 2017, 2:00 PM
American Legion Post 47
803 S 14th Ave, Dodge City, KS

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The purpose of The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program “A Constitutional Speech Contest” is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States among high school students. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights and privileges of American citizenship.

Scholarships awarded at National Competition:

Level of Competition Scholarship
National 1st Place Winner $18,000
2nd Place $16,000
3rd Place $14,000
2nd Round Finalists $1,500
All State Finalists $1,500

Scholarships awarded at State Competition:

State 1st Place Winner $750
2nd Place $500
3rd Place $250
4th Place $150

If the winner of the State Competition is not availble to attend the National Competition, the 2nd place contestant can compete in their place.  Only contestants who compete at the national competition receive the $1,500 'State Finalist' scholarship from the national organization.


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2017 State Contestants

Contestant Entry Form

Official Rules

Chairman's Guide



District Oratorical Chairmen

District I

Chairmen A. C. Byrd, 14187 Nottingham Dr., Leavenworth, KS  660487, 913-727-1472;

District II

Chairmen Rick Miller, 1709 E. Sheridan Bridge Lane,  Olathe, KS  66062, 913-449-1551; 

District III

Chairman Everett Wilnerd, PO Box 162, Howard, KS  67349, 620-374-2318; 

District IV

Chairman Eszter Blair, 403 Dixon Ave., Green, KS  67447, 785-447-2577; 

District V

Chairman Joe Hicks, 636 S Highland, Andover, KS  67002, 316-295-7340;

District VI

Chairman Everett Miller, 430 W 17th St., Concordia, KS  66901  785-243-1920;

District VII

Chairman Max Alber, PO Box 261, Little River, KS  67457, 620-242-8116; 

District VIII

Chairman Alvin Schugart, 13777 BB Road, Bazine, KS  67516, 785-398-2307; 

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