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An Oratorical Speech Contest


    The American Legion has numerous wonderful programs, "An Oratorical Speech Contest" is one program to promote citizenship and teach about the US Constitution. To compete in this program, a High School aged (and enrolled) student is expected to write and deliver an 8 to 10 minute speech on the United States Constitution and the responsibilities of citizenship. Just as these well spoken youth emphasize duties and responsibilities of the citizen, I realize there are duties and responsibilities expected of our American Legion Members.

    The 2017 Oratorical Contests

    Department of Wyoming Oratorical Contests

    DISTRICT #1 (Sublette, Lincoln, Unita, Sweetwater, Teton Counties)
    Mike Cooke, D1VC
    Contest Date:
    Location: Pinedale TBD
    Time: TBD
    Contact: Mike Cooke

    DISTRICT #2 (Converse, Niobrara, Goshen, Platte Counties)
    Donald L. York, D2VC
    Donald L. York
    Contest Date: February 19, 2017
    Time: 2:00
    Location: Converse County Library, 300 West Walnut, Douglas;
    Contact: Donald York 307-358-5421

    District #3 (Fremont, Natrona Counties)
    Warren Hess, D3VC
    LHess1@bresnan.net
    Contest Date: February 18, 2017
    Time: Call for details
    Location: Lander Valley High School, Lander
    Contact: Ken Perrsons 307-332-4553

    District #4 (Park, Washakie, Bighorn, Hot Springs Counties)
    Jerry Clark, D4VC
    Contest Date: February 18, 2017
    Time: TBD
    Location: Call for details
    Contact: Jerry Clark 307-272-5907

    District #5 (Johnson, Campbell, Crook, Sheridan, Weston Counties)
    Tim Wattenberg, D5VC
    tl51w2@gmail.com
    Contest Date: Feb 18, 2017
    Time: 1:00
    Location: Campbell County Post 42, 200 Rockpile Blvd, Gillette
    Contact: Tim Wattenberg  307-660-5953

    District #6 (Carbon, Albany, Laramie Counties)
    Stephen J. Miller, D6VC
    Time: TBD
    Location: TBD
    Contact: Stephen Miller

    Department of Wyoming
    Donald L. York, Chairman
    307-358-5421
    Department of Wyoming Oratorical Contest
    Date: March 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
    Place: Venue: TBD
    Douglas, Wyoming


    Notes from Oratorical Chairman:
    Oratorical Information:
    The Oratorical Contest:Oratorical Information

    Oratorical Scholarship Contest: The American Legion National web page.
       (This year the "RULEs Brochure" will not be available in print)
    General information available at: The American Legion Oratorical
    Oratorical Rules information at: Oratorical Rules
    Oratorical Assigned topics: Oratorical Topics
    Oratorical Rules Book: Oratorical Rules Book

    Post Oratorical Contest Information
    Post Oratorical Contests

    Department of Wyoming Oratorical Awards Information:
    Oratorical Awards
    Oratorical Entry Forms (pdf)
    Oratorical Entry Forms (doc)

    For additional information contact:
    Oratorical Chairman
    Donald L. York
    739 East Antelope Road
    Douglas, Wyoming 82633