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.


The 2020 RULES AND REGULATIONS for the 82nd Annual High School Oratorical Contest Sponsored by the American Legion Department of Massachusetts are available here: 2020 American Legion Oratorical Contest Rules 


Oratorical Contest Promotional Brochure

2020 Oratorical Content Rules and Regulations

Hillsdale College Constitution 101 Course

Constitution Day

American Legion Headquarters Oratorical Contest Resources

2017 American Legion Oratorical Contest Winner, Andrew Steinberg from Newton, Massachusetts





 Bob Johnson, Department Oratorical Chairman with Gene Theroux P.C.