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Damascus American Legion Post 171

Announces the

2019 High School Oratorical Contest

Attention area home-schooled students as well as students of Damascus, Clarksburg, Watkins Mill and Sherwood High Schools!

Want to learn about our Nation’s history, values, and leadership qualities? Along the way do you want to learn valuable lessons in research and public speaking? Want to do all of this AND win valuable scholarship money?

If the answer to any of the above is ‘yes’ then the American Legion Oratorical Contest is for you!

Damascus American Legion Post 171 will award the winner of the contest with a scholarship check of $500 for the winner, $250 for second-place and $150 for a third-place finish.       

Additionally, the winner of the Post 171 contest will have the opportunity to compete at additional American Legion contest levels, culminating at the National Contest in April with a chance to win a total of $23,000 in scholarship money.

Registration for the Post 171 contest needs to be completed by Friday, December 21st, 2018.

The Post 171 contest will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, January 19th, 2018. The contest will be held at Damascus American Legion Post 171 at 10201 Lewis Drive in Damascus.

Interested students who have questions or wish to register can contact Post 171 Oratorical Contest Chairman Mike Conrad at 301-461-3154 or email at mikester66@yahoo.com.