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Texas Oratorical Contest

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Who Can Apply

Applicants must be high school students under the age of 20 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents and residents of the state. Students first give an oration within their state and winners compete at the national level. The oration must be related to the Constitution of the United States focusing on the duties and obligations citizens have to the government. It must be in English and be between three and five minutes. There is also an assigned topic which is posted on the website, and it should be between three and five minutes.


U.S. Citizen

High school freshman

High school junior

High school senior

High school sophomore





James P. Heath

Department Oratorical Chairman

(940) 382-3465


American Legion, Department of Texas

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