American Legion Post 263 sponsors oratorical contest

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[January 18, 2013]  "Talk your way to college" is the theme of the American Legion's high school oratorical contest. American Legion Post 263 in Lincoln is a sponsor of the contest, providing $13,075 in scholarships for department finalists. These scholarships may be used to attend any college, university, junior college or vocational educational institution, within four years after graduation from high school unless interrupted by service in the armed forces.

The national organization provides $128,000 in scholarships to the national finalists, semifinalists and winners in the national finish.

The purpose of the contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the U.S. Constitution on the part of high school students. Other objectives of the contest are the development of leadership, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights and privileges of American citizenship.

This is a great opportunity for any high school student in Logan County -- freshman through senior years -- to participate for a scholarship.

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High school students interested in entering the contest may pick up pamphlets with rules for the 2013 contest from Lincoln Community High School or from C. Wayne Schrader, phone 217-732-4759.

[Text from file received from Marlene Schrader]

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