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 2023 RULES AND REGULATIONS for the 84th Annual American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest Sponsored by the American Legion Department of Massachusetts are available here: 2023 American Legion Oratorical Contest Rules


Oratorical Contest Promotional Brochure

2023 American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program, Official Rules

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.