American Legion Oratorical Contest

Department of Montana Finals of the American Legion Oratorical Contest at New Beginnings Church in Bozeman, Montana on March 11, 2023
Miles Meinders, 2nd Place
Freshman, Gallatin High School
Mr. & Mrs Meinders, Erica Schnee Principal, Gallatin High School
Post #14 Judges
American Legion Post #14 Oratorical Contest at Gallatin High School

1st Place- Miles Meinders
2nd Place- Ritu Bajwa
3rd Place- Maria Marin
4th place- Maiya Stohlman

The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented 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.

Speaking subjects must be on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government. Speeches are eight to 10 minutes long; three- to five-minute speeches on an assigned topic also are part of the contest.