The American Legion Post 90

The American Legion Post 90, Beaverdam, Virginia

Oratorical Contest

The purpose of The American Legion’s National High School Oratorical 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 qualities, 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.

American Legion Invites High School Students to Compete in Speech Contests

Winners earn scholarship money, chance to compete in national finals


October 8, 2021

The American Legion U.S. Constitutional Speech Contest in Hanover County

The first competition for the 2022 American Legion oratorical program will take place on Saturday, January 8th, 2022. There are hundreds of dollars in scholarships available to students who are in 9th through 12th grades who want to participate. Each student must prepare 5 distinct speeches. The contest includes one 8 minute speech on any topic of the students choosing (as long as it pertains to the U.S. Constitution and our responsibility as citizens to uphold our role within our republic). And an additional requirement for the presentation of one 3 minute speech that is randomly selected from 4 possible topics. Families and students are strongly encouraged to contact the contest organizers to begin their competition preparations. For further information and to participate please call: (804) 223-2190. Coaching and guidance are provided in concert with the parents of participating students.



The American Legion 13th District in Virginia includes: 

Public School Districts: 

Albemarle, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Hanover, Louisa, Madison, and Orange Counties plus the City of Charlottesville.


The 15 Public High Schools found within the Department of Virginia District 13 are: 

Albemarle County Public High Schools: 

Albemarle High School 

Monticello High School 

Western Albemarle High School 

Murray High School 

City of Charlottesville Schools: 

Charlottesville High School 

Fluvanna County High School 

Goochland County High School 

Greene County High School 

Hanover County Public High Schools: 

Atlee High School 

Hanover High School 

Mechanicsville High School 

Patrick Henry High School 

Louisa County High School 

Madison County High School 

Orange County High School 

(The total number of High School Students in these 15 schools is over 18,000)