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June 1, 1938 Categories: General, National Timelines: General

The American Legion Oratorical Competition

The final round of the Legion’s first annual National High School Oratorical Contest is conducted in Norman, OK. Today, more than 3,400 high-school students from around the country compete annually in the contest, which promotes a greater understanding of the U.S. Constitution. Winners receive thousands of dollars in college scholarships.