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Published October 19 2012

American Legion to hold oratorical contest

HARWOOD, N.D. – The 1st District American Legion Oratorical Contest will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Harwood Elementary School.

The contest is open to secondary school students in grades 9-12.

Participants will deliver an 8- to 10-minute prepared oration on the U.S. Constitution and a 3- to 5-minute oration on an assigned amendment.

Cash scholarships in the amounts of $300, $200 and $100 are available for the top three finishers. The winner will advance to the division contest Dec. 29 in Carrington. Additional scholarships are available at the division, state and national levels.

The deadline to register is Dec. 7. For more information, visit www.ndlegion

.org/oratory.htm.