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Department of Nevada American Legion Oratorical

Scholarship Contest

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.

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" A Constitutional Speech Contest"

Students interested in competing in the 2022 Oratorical Scholarship High School Speech Contest please contact Valerie Scheuering Department Oratorical Chairperson by writing her at this email nvnative1959@sbcglobal.net for information on how to enter. 

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Assigned Topics for 2022 Oratorical Contest    

     Amendment III: No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law. Amendment VIII: Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment VIII: Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel
and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment XIV, Section 3: No person shall be Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Amendment XXV, Section 4: Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments roof such other body as Congress my by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President. Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the. Powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration the the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latte written declaration, or, if Congress in not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.                                            

 

POST CONTEST DATES ARE YET TO BE DETERMINED

Post 4 -   

Post 37 - January 6, 2022 

DISTRICT CONTEST DATES YET TO BE DETERMINED

District 1

District 2  - 

District 3 - 

District 4 - January 22, 2022 @ 10am - Western Nevada College, Carson City, NV

Department 2022 Contest

February 19, 2022 at 9am - Location TBD (Las Vegas)

 
 

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DEPARTMENT 2021 ORATORICAL CONTEST RESULTS

 
 ELEANOR REYNOLDS
 
SENIOR AT PALO VERDE HIGH SCHOOL (LAS VEGAS)
 
CONTEST WINNER
 
 
PHENIX URCIOLI
 
SOPHOMORE AT CANYON SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL (HENDERSON)
 
1ST RUNNER-UP
 
 
RYAN SOULIER
 
JUNIOR AT CARSON CITY HIGH SCHOOL (CARSON CITY)
 
2ND RUNNER UP
 

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Congratulations and Well Done to all the students that competed the 2021 Post, District and Department 2021 competitions.

       In each competition, orators deliver a rehearsed 8- to 10-minute address and a randomly assigned 3-to 5-minute oration on a constitutional topic, each without the benefit of notes and in front of a live audience, including the judges. 

The 2.2-million member American Legion developed the contest to encourage young people to improve their communications skills and to study the U.S. Constitution. More than $3 million in scholarships have been awarded over the history of the contest. 

 

 

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To Start an Oratorical Contest for the Youth in your Post's Community contact:

Valerie Scheuering Department Oratorical Chairman at (775) 722-6516.