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 link below:
February 16, 2013 at 10:00 am, Greenwood Post 224, 1310 E Cambridge Ave, Greenwood, SC 29646-3067, Contact Vice Cmdr Gene McDaniel at 864-992-2990 with any questions.
February 16, 2013 at 10:00 am, State St. Bapt Church, State St, Cayce, SC -Contact 2nd Vice Cmdr John Collins with any questions at (864) 244-8600
February 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm, Conway High School, 2301 Church St, Conway, SC 29526-Contact District 4 Commander Bill Shoe with any questions at 843-333-6358 or email@example.com
February 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm - S.J. Bush Post 207, 1113 Harrington St, Beaufort, SC 29902-contestant should arrive no later than 12:45 pm-and must have 5 copies of his/her speech - Contact District 16 Commander John Coaxum for any questions -843-524-2974 or firstname.lastname@example.org