H.W. Dare Maness High School Oratorical Program
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. All Department & Quadrant Scholarships must be used within five years from graduation from high school.
|QUADRANT SCHOLARSHIPS||DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIPS|
|1st Place Award - $1000.00||1st Place Award - $2500.00|
|2nd Place Award - $500.00||2nd Place Award - $1500.00|
|3rd Place Award - $750.00|
|4th Place Award - $750.00|
NATIONALSCHOLARSHIPS: The winner at the Department/state) level who is certified into and participates in the first round of the national contest will receive a $2,000.00 National 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 $2,000.00 scholarship to pursue education at 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 - $25,000.00
2nd place - $22,500.00
3rd place - $20,000.00
A contestant must give both their prepared oration and the assigned topic discourse in order to receive the scholarship.
All questions regarding the 2020/2021 contest should be directed to:
Debanjan Datta, Oratorical Contest Chairman-843-270-6049 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Diener, Department Adjutant - 803-612-1171 x 35 or email@example.com
All post contests must be completed by February 3, 2021
All Quadrant Contests will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021@ locations listed below, for further information on each contest, please see the contact person and number for each contest:
Quadrant One Location
10:00 am at Spartanburg Post 28, 94 West Park Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29306
POC: 1st Vice Cmdr Ron Price, 803-215-7110
Quadrant Two Location
10:00 am at Lake Murray Presbyterian Church, 2721 Dutch Fork Rd, Chapin, SC 29036
POC: 2nd Vice Cmdr Robin Rucker, 803-351-2107
Quadrant Three Location
10:00 am at American Legion Post 15, 34 South Artillery Drive, Sumter, SC 29150
POC: District 11 Cmdr Jack Lonergan, 803-468-3347
Quadrant Four Location
10:00 am at American Legion Post 166, 112 Howe Hall Rd, Goose Creek, SC 29445
POC: 4th Vice Cmdr Jim Jarvis, 803-479-0630
The Department Contest will be held Saturday @ 10:00 am, March 13, 2021 at
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1715 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201
(corner of Bull & Blanding Streets)