Awards were presented to the Oratorical Competition participants by
Area-C Vice Commander/Oratorical Committee Chairman Darrel Homer.
The 2020 Department of Idaho Oratorical Competition was held at the Meridian City Hall on February 22. Competitors each gave an eight to ten minute speech about the Constitution of the United States of American and a three to five minute speech on the 12th Amendment to the Constitution. The 12th Amendment establishes the Electoral College. All of the speeches were outstanding, and the judging was extremely difficult. The winner of the Department competition will go on to the National American Legion Oratorical Competition to be held at The American Legion National Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana in April. The winner of the Nation competition will receive a $20,000 college scholarship.
Sarah Cole has won First Place in the 2020 District-3 and Area B Oratorical Competitions that were held at the American Legion Post 113 in Meridian. She has advanced to the Department of Idaho competition that will be held at the Meridian City Hall at 10:00AM on February 22. The public is invited. The winner of the Department competition will advance to the National Oratorical Competition to be held at the American Legion Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana in April. The winner of the National competition will receive a $20,000 scholarship.
November 16, 2019 – Sarah Cole, the first round winner of The American Legion Oratorical Competition, was awarded the participation certificate, first prize medal, and check for $100.00 by Post 113 Commander Steve North (Lt), and 2nd Vice Commander Rich Dees (Rt). Sarah is a junior at Mountain View High School in Meridian.
The next round of competition will be held at the Veterans Memorial Building, 22 W Broadway, Meridian on November 30. The public is invited to attend and support our youth. Participants are competing for a $20,000 American Legion Oratorical Competition Scholarship.