American Oratorical

Opportunity for Participation!

Each year the students are asked of their interest in entering the Legion Oratory. They will present their orations before a committee from the local Henry G. Fix Post 23 and will follow the rules set forth for the Oratory Contest. This will familiarize them with the rules that will be followed at the District Contest at Hartford. Other Post members and other interested people can watch the presentations if they wish. A stipend will be awarded for their participation, and the winner will compete at the District Level.

The Oratory Contest requires much study, preparation and practice, but the rewards can be great as the student advances through the different levels.

http://www.sdlegion.org/program/oratory/

https://www.legion.org/oratorical

Contact bobbennett@alliancecom.net if you are interested in participating.

Malsom Participates in the Local Competition January 2018

The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Contest sponsored by the Henry G. Fix Post #23 was held at the Garretson School Thursday, January 18, 2018. Emily Malsom, a Garretson Senior, participated in the contest and earned a chance to compete in the District competition. Her 8-10-minute prepared oration was a presentation about the U.S. Constitution and the responsibilities of citizenship. She later discussed the Fifteenth Amendment in a three minute impromptu speech.

Nothstine Receives the ACE Award January 2017

ACEAwardNothstine2017.pdf

Nothstine Finishes Second at 2017 Districts

Nobel Nothstine, a Garretson High School Freshman, did an outstanding job competing in the 2017 American Legion High School Oratorical District Seven Contest. After winning the local competition hosted by the Henry G. Fix Post #23, she moved on to District competition. There she finished second to last year’s state champion who went on to compete in the national competition. Her 10-minute prepared oration was a presentation about the U.S. Constitution and the responsibilities of citizenship. She later discussed the Seventh Amendment in a three minute impromptu speech. Nobel is pictured here with District Seven Americanism Chairman Mark Weinmann of Canton.

Nothstine Wins Local Competition 2016

The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Contest sponsored by the Henry G. Fix Post #23 was held at the Garretson School Friday, January 13, 2017. Nobel Nothstine, a Freshman, won the contest held at the Garretson School and earned a chance to compete in the District competition which will be held in Humboldt. Students from Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, Moody, and Union Counties will compete at the District level. The winner at the District will advance to the state competition. Nobel was presented with a $50 check from the Post. Emily Malsom, a Garretson Junior, finished second and also received a cash reward from the Post.

2015 American Legion High School Oratorical District Contest

Katie Giesler represented the Henry G. Fix Post #23 at the District 7 Competition. She placed second and received monetary prizes at both the local and district level. Congratulations Katie!