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400 Cameron Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22313-0402

American Legion Alexandria Post 24



The purpose of The American Legion’s National High School Oratorical Contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of 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.

The National High School Oratorical Contest is open to junior high and high school students who are under the age of 20 and citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States. You must prepare an oration on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government.  A complete list of topics will become available on the Legion's Web site when the National contest is finalized.  Each individual state winner certified into and participating in the first round of the national contest receives an additional $1,500 scholarship.

Local Post 24 (Alexandria) Oratorical Scholarship Program

Date:Sunday, TBD December 2019

Time:1:00 P.M.

Location:  American Legion, Post 24 Headquarters

400 Cameron Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22313

Eligibility:  High School Students, Grades 9 – 12

                 Age: must be under age 20 on April 13th, 2019

**Eligible participants must be citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States**

Prizes:  1st: $200           2nd: $125          3rd: $75

Application Process:  To apply please send an e-Mail message to:

 In Body of e-Mail include:

•Student’s Name, High School Attending, 

•High School Class (freshman, sophomore, Junior, Senior), 

•Age, Phone Number, and email address


Deadline to apply:  30 November 2019


Post 24 Coordinators:

Al Soto             (703) 371-1875  

Rhonda Soto     (703) 862-4184  

Patrick Hawley   (703) 963-6886

Link to Alexandria Post 24 Oratorical website:

Link to National Oratorical website:


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