The purpose of The American Legion’s National High School Oratorical Contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights and privileges of American citizenship.
On Jan 09 we held the 84th annual Legion Oratorical speech contest with 3 contestants Los Alamitos HS senior Luke Galdade, & FVHS seniors Brandon Tran, & Clare Duquette. The assigned topic were no quartering of soldiers in homes. The winner was Luke who is the grandson of our Legionnaire Peter Goldade.
Our post winner Luke Goldade took 2nd place at the District 29 Oratorical quarterfinal at the Santa Ana post.