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Every year we offer a competition for those high school students who would like to learn more about our US Constitution and the Amendments.  The contest involves a 10 minute speech that is prepared in advance.  The second speech is given on one of four topics about the completion.  

The winner at the district level is able to compete at the State level and then the State winner goes on the Indianapolis to compete at the National level.  The winner of each level is given a monetary award as much as $15,000.  

The District Contest held at American Legion Post 31, Houma LA at the end of January or beginning of February each year.  For more details you please review some of the attached information  or contact Lee Shaffer at 985-804-2265 (Lshaffers@aol.com)

The State Contest will be held at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches in March of each year.  


We urge all students, school speech clubs, or other groups as well as American Legion Post officers, members, and other interested persons to highlight and encourage this contest.  

For the official rules please go to the Legions Oratorical Contest Page.

3rd District Oratorical  Winner 2019

Teen Oratorical Contest

Lenox-Hotard Post 31‚Äč

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Our winner was Micheala Rowsey, a Senior,  from Houma Christian.  She is the Daughter of Michael and Kristie Rowsey.  Micheala give a prepared speech entitled, "Democracy by Generations."  But  her impromptu speech that discussed the 21st amendment was just as professional.   She is a talented young lady, and we can't wait to see how she does at the State Competition. Trey Jones was her competitor from Covenant Christian.  He is a Junior and he was very good and his prepared remarks were very well thought-out.  We look forward to his return next year.