H.W. Dare Maness High School Oratorical Contest
All questions regarding the 2017/2018 contest should be directed to
Glenn Hero, Department Oratorical Contest Chairman
at 704-599-9107 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The American Legion Department of South Carolina
H. W. Dare Maness
High School Oratorical Scholarship Program
"A Constitutional Speech Contest"
The purpose of The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program "A Constitutional Speech 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 skills, 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 winner at the department (state) level who is ceritified into and participates in the first round of the national contest will receive a $1,500 scholarship. Each first round winner who advances to and participates in the second round, but does not advance to the final round, will receive an additional $1,500 scholarship to pursue education ay any college or university in the United States.
National scholarship awards are presented to the three finalists in the final round of the national contest as follows: 1st place - $18,000; 2nd place - $16,000; 3rd place - $14,000.
A contestant must give both their prepared oration and the assigned topic discourse in order to receive the scholarship.
More details are available in the links below:
2018 Oratorical Contest Rules Contest Worker Instructions:
All post contests must be completed by January 24, 2018
All Quadrant Contests will be held on Saturday February 17, 2018- locations listed below:
Quadrant One Location
Greenville Post 3 @ 10:00 am, 430 N. Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
John Britt, Dept 1st Vice Cmdr, email@example.com 864-684-3402
Quadrant Two Location
St. Paul's Lutheran Church @ 10:00 am 1715 Bull St. Columbia, SC 29201 (corner of Bull & Blanding)
Walt Richardson, 2nd Vice Cmdr, firstname.lastname@example.org 803-600-4409, 803-345-5042
Quadrant Three Location
St. Paul United Methodist Church, @ 10:00 am, 1629 W. Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29501
Quadrant Four Location _CHANGE - UPDATED 2/10/18
The Department Contest will be held Saturday @ 10:00 am March 10, 2018 at
The American Legion Department Headquarters
103 Legion Plaza Rd (mapquest address may still be 3512 Bush River Rd, Cola, 29210)
Columbia, SC 29210