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American Legion council offering national scholarship opportunity
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NEW GLARUS - Green County Council of the American Legion is offering high school students who live in the school districts of Green County American Legion posts the opportunity to compete for the Annual American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program.

The start of the contest will take place at the New Glarus High School on Sunday, Jan. 15. The Green County Council will award $100 to the county winner.

The subject in the prepared oration portion of the contest has to be eight to 10 minutes in length and must be about some phase of the Constitution of the United States. A shorter presentation of three to five minutes will also be given on an assigned topic.

The winner of the Green County contest will compete in the third district contest in Monroe on Saturday, Jan. 28 and the winner from there will compete in the state contest at Ripon College on Saturday, Feb. 25. The winner from that contest will compete in the national finals in Indianapolis, Ind. in April.

At the national level, college scholarships of $18,000, $16,000, and $14,000 will be awarded to the first, second and third places. Each state winner who competes in the first round of the national contest will receive a $1,500 scholarship. Participants in the second round who do not advance to the national final round will receive an additional $1,500 scholarship. The American Legion will pay the expenses of state winners at the national contest.

High school students who are interested in entering the competition may contact David Henning at (608) 527-2222 or