The American Legion

Oratorical Scholarship

Students learn about our country’s Constitution in a contest that has been held by The American Legion for more than 75 years.

The main purpose of The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program 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.

Munster Post 16 participates in the District Contest each year.  This year's contest was held on January 26, 2020 at Highland Memorial Post 180.  The 1st District winner competes against the winners of the 2nd and 3rd District's contests at the Zone 1 contest at American Legion Post 94 in Valparaiso on February 23.

2020 1st District Winner

Photo of Mary Buksa 

The winner of the 2020 American Legion, 1st District, Department of Indiana Oratorical Contest, is Mary Buksa, a senior at Bishop Noll Institute. Pictured with her is Oratorical Chair James Grauvogl and 1st District Commander Dan Mills.