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National Oratorical Contest

for High School Students


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State Oratorical Scholarship Contest Winner! 

The Department of Illinois, American Legion held their 2022 State Oratorical Contest Saturday, March 5th in Springfield, IL. There were 13 high school contestants.  Of those, Yashas Sardesai from Nequa Valley High School came in 1st! 

He earned a $2,000 college scholarship for his efforts. His oration was on our US Constitution. Yashas will represent the Department of Illinois at the National Oratorical Speech Contest in Indianapolis on April 23rd and 24th.

CONGRATULATIONS to Yashas!  We wish him the best as he moves to the National level to compete against students from acorss the country.

Essentials for National Oratorical Contest

Assigned Topics for 2022 Oratorical Contest