The Department Contest will be held at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches Sunday, March 6th, 2016 at 1:00 pm. This Contest will feature the winner from each of the 8 Districts with the finals winner certified to represent the Department of Louisiana at the National Contest to be held in Indianapolis April 15-17th, 2016.
Each District winner must be certified by the District Chairman to the Department Chairman no later than Friday, February 26th, 2016. This certification should be done by completing the appropriate District Oratorical Winner Certification and returned electronically to the Department Oratorical Chairman.
All contestants should report in at the Megale Recital Hall at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches on Sunday March 6th, 2016 by 12:00 pm for orientation. Competition will start at 1:00 pm sharp.
We urge all students, school speech clubs, or other groups as well as American Legion Post officers, members, and other interested persons to come out and enjoy the experience of the American Legion’s great “Constitutional Speech Contest”. The competition is always amazing and the contestants will give testament to their hard work and dedication to this great program.
If you have any questions regarding this process please contact me at any of the contact information listed: Department Oratorical Chairman, H.T. “Terry” Sharp, (985) 892-7515 Home; (985) 373-3305 Cell; firstname.lastname@example.org.