American Legion in Katy to sponsor oratorical contest on Nov. 10

American Legion Post 164 in Katy will sponsor an oratorical contest for high school students on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Elks Lodge, 1050 Katy Fort Bend Road.

Contestants will prepare an oration on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution with emphasis on a citizen’s duties and obligations to the government.

The oration will be between 8 and 10 minutes and must be delivered in English.  A subsequent assigned topic will be between 3 and 5 minutes.  The assigned-topics list this year includes the Constitution’s first, fourth, 13th, and 21st amendments.

The winner will receive a $250 college scholarship and advance to a district contest.  Subsequent contests are to be held at division, state, and national levels, with the winner of the national contest earning an $18,000 college scholarship.

For additional information, contact Greg Clock at or 281 395 0769.


(Distributed on Sept. 13, 2018)