American Legion hosts contest to boost U.S. Constitution

2013-02-24T00:00:00Z 2013-03-19T18:22:09Z American Legion hosts contest to boost U.S. ConstitutionBy Times Staff nwitimes.com
February 24, 2013 12:00 am  • 

MUNSTER | American Legion Department of Indiana recently kicked off its 76th annual High School Oratorical Competition and scholarship program.

Open to all high school students, the contestant must deliver an 8- to 10-minute speech on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with emphasis on the duties of citizenship. The contest is segmented into four rounds - District, Zone (regional); Department (state); and National. The first-, second- and third-place winners of the national contest receive $18,000, $16,000 and $14,000 college scholarships, respectively.

Indiana awards $3,200 to its state winner, and there are additional prizes at the local levels.

Indiana's First District, which encompasses Lake County posts, held its competition Jan. 27 at Munster High School.

Thirty-four students from several high schools competed to represent the First District at the Zone level.

William Greenlaw, a senior at Munster High School, and the returning district and zone champion from 2012, once again claimed top honors.

For more information about the program, contact Daniel Buksa at mail@americanlegionpost16.com.

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