American Legion Post 263 sponsors oratorical contest
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"Talk your way to college"
is the theme of the American Legion's high school oratorical
contest. Lincoln American Legion Post 263 is a sponsor of the
contest, which provides $13,075 in scholarships for department
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 of the national finish.
The purpose of the 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 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.
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This contest is a great opportunity for any high school student
in Logan County -- freshman through senior years -- to participate
for a scholarship.
High school students interested in entering the contest may pick
up pamphlets with rules for the 2014 contest from Lincoln Community
High School or from C. Wayne Schrader, phone 217-732-4759.
For more information:
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