H.W. Dare Maness High School Oratorical Contest
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 Consutition of the United States on the part of high school students. Other objectices of the contest include the development of leadership skills, the ability to think and speark 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:
All post Contests must be held by January 10, 2015
ALL 2015 Quadrant Contests will be held on Saturday February 14, 2015
Quadrant # 1
Greenwood Post 224, 1310 E Cambridge Ave, Greenwood, SC 29646 @ 9:00 am
Contact: Vice Commander Michael Strauss
803-599-3131 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Quadrant # 2,
Cayce Post 130, 402 Naples Ave, Cayce, SC 29171 @ 10:00 am
Contact: Vice Commander Bob Scherer
828-292-6031 or email@example.com
Quadrant # 3,
Florence Post 1, 3631 Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29503 @ 10:00 am
Contact: Vice Commander Harry Brown
Quadrant # 4 ,
James Island Post 147,
968 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412 at 10:00 am
Contact: Dwight Cargile, Post 147 Commander. 843-795-3415
The Department Finals will be held on March 7, 2015
The American Legion Department of SC
103 Legion Plaza Road, Columbia, SC 29210
(if using mapquest or GPS, please enter 3512 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29210)