Local high school speakers vie for $18K
this weekend in Indy
INDIANAPOLIS (April 9, 2010) -- This weekend 53 high school speakers will compete in The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program – A Constitutional Speech Contest on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). A student from your area eagerly traveled to the Hoosier capitol city today.
The contest is being held in three phases beginning Saturday, April 10 with the opening round at 9:45 a.m. Winners from this round will enter the semi-finals getting underway at 3:45 p.m. The finals are Sunday, April 11 beginning at 11 a.m. Results are generally available by noon.
The final 53 come from a field that is thousands strong when the competition began. They are all state champions and have earned scholarship funds.
The finals will be carried live on the Internet beginning Sunday morning at 10 a.m. at www.legion.org.