American Legion Minnesota District #7

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District #7 Contest           


 

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District #7 Chairman Rueben Nathe-426 Brown Avenue, Litchfield, Mn 55355 -

Ph:  320-593-8654-   E:Mail  Ruebenn@hutchtel.net  

2023 DISTRICT #7  ORATORICAL CONTEST 

FEBRUARY 5, 2023       1:00PM  

AT:  WILLMAR MINNESOTA

AWARDS

1ST  PLACE    $700.00             2ND PLACE   $500.00             3RD PLACE   $250.00

District #7 POSTS INTERESTED WHO HAVE QUESTIONS?

PLEASE CONTACT

D#7 Oratorical Contest Chairman listed above/

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Links  for information from previous contestant videos  can be found at Oratorical Contest | The American Legion

2023  NATIONAL CONTESTS       INDIANAPOLIS, IN         April 21,22,23 2022Dept-State Winners advance...  

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    AWARDS      1st Place  $700.00    2nd Place  $500.00    3rd Place  $250.00    

References of Actual  Presentations from Past National Contests-

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CLICK ON YOU -TUBE VIDEO-       -- A -SAMPLE SPEECH

 - NATIONAL CONTEST-  2019 FINALIST   #101   -------------------MALE

--NATIONAL CONTEST- 2019  FINALIST     #102----FEMALE

--National Contest-2022 CHAMPION & Finalist          2022 -  FEMALE

 

NOTES:   DISTRICT #7 Oratorical CONTEST-

1.      Each District #7 Post can submit one Champion for District Contest.

2. All  MN Post adjutants should have received the Dept/State flyer in October.

3.        Posts should register and reserve a spot for Contest   ASAP  or two weeks prior to District Contest.                      contact District #7 Oratorical Contest  District 7 Chairperson  if questions or need of additional information. 

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Rueben Nathe, Litchfield  -  E:mail    ruebenn@hutchtel.net      **Phone   320-593-8654 

- Leave a message if not home ---We'll return your call.  Thank You

Past years Contest Champions

-National Contest-2022 CHAMPION & Finalist          2022 -  FEMALE

2022--EMMA NOBLE- Alabama-

 

 

 

 

 

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See National Finalist Video's- bottom-- below :

2022 CONGRATULATIONS MEGAN BLONIGEN-District #7

     2022 DISTRICT 7  CHAMPION Megan Blonigen of Eden Valley-Watkins advanced to the Department/State Contest and for the second year in a roll District #7  advanced to the Championship. 

Megan won the Department/State Contest and this year moves on to the National Contest to be held April 22,23,24, 2022 at  National Headquarters in   Indiannapolis, In--  Congratulations  to the Eden Valley Post and  Megan  Blonigen District #7 is very  proud of your accomplishments and wishes you the best of  luck as you go for the  National Scholarship and the 1st Prize of $25,000.   Win it all Megan...  We are cheering for you.    smileyyes

2022

American Legion District #7      ------  -
National High School Oratorical Contest--------------------
- News Release-
 
On Sunday February  6. 2022   District #7 of Minnesota American Legion held its annual Oratorical Contest which was hosted by the Willmar American Legion.   District Commander David Chip Manson of Sunburg & member of the Spicer Am. Legion and many volunteers from throughout the 14 counties of the 7th District.  Our host  was Willmar Post #167 who also provided volunteers..
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The 2022    1ST Place award winner is  Megan Blonigen of rural Paynesville and Eden Valley  High School 10th Grader of Eden Valley-Watkins    Megan will receive a $700.00 scholarship and the opportunity to advance to represent the Seventh District in the State/Department contest                                                                                                                          
 
2nd Place award winner Britney Prahl of Litchfield  and a High School senior of the Litchfield school district and will receive a  $500.00 Scholarship award.
3rd Place award winner Travis Crusoe  of Litchfield  and a High School Junior of the Litchfield school district and will receive a  $250.00 Scholarship award.
4th  Place award winner Mikaili Johnson  of Grove City  and a High School 10th Grader of   ACGC  Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City   school district and will receive a  $125.00 Scholarship award.
 
The Minnesota Dept\State  contest will be held Saturday February 26th      It will be hosted by the OSSEO & ANOKA American Legion Posts.   The Minnesota Contest winners will receive scholarship awards 1st place $1,500. 2nd place, $1,000. 3rd place $700., 4th place $500. – The Minnesota winner will advance to the National Contest.
 
The National Contest will be held April 9-11, 2021 Indianapolis, Indiana The National winners will receive scholarship awards 1st place $25,000. 2nd place, $22,500. 3rd place 20,000.   Each  Department\State winner who participates in the first round of the National Contest will  receive a $2,000 scholarship. 
Congratulations  Megan —We all wish Megan  the best as she competes in the State Contest to represent the 7th District & Eden Valley .  We are all cheering for her.  
 
Submitted Rueben Nathe American Legion District #7   Americanism &  Oratorical Chairman

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2021 Hazel Chvatal HS Sr of Litchfield  was 

District #7  & Minnesota State Champion

Hazel's winnings from local, District and State were $7,700. - COVID #19 cancelled the National Contest.

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The purpose of The American Legion’s National High School Oratorical Contest 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.4   

Contests:    --     National/       Mn/Department/State/Mn //

/  Mn  District 7      ///   Local Post\Community Programs 

District #7 only had 2 contestants last February 2021  -1st place 700.00 Hazel Chatvatal of Litchfield- & Landon Muonio 2nd Place $500.00 of -Watkins. 3-6 went unclaimed. 

 We hope to do better in 2022 with your help.    

 Suggest that Posts  appoint an Americanism Chairman and  or an Oratorical Contest Chairperson.   Include your Auxiliairy-SAL  to support. 

It is sometimes hard to find students interested in a speech contest.   However, the scholarship prizes are great that the American Legion offers are well worth the effort. See below. 

Local Posts might also offer a scholarship but is not required to do so to enter a local student in the District Contest.   Posts only need to determine annually who will represent their Post by contacting District # 7 Oratorical Contest Chairman .

If District #7 Posts have more than one contestant they should conduct a local contest.  Posts can be more flexible when conducting the local contest by allowing notes and prompting.  The extemporaneous feature or assigned topics is not required for the local contest.

Suggest Posts contact local school district Councelsors or Principle to assist in any way by communicating with the students.   Get them the information

Links  for information from previous contestant videos  can be found at Oratorical Contest | The American Legion

2023  NATIONAL CONTESTS       INDIANAPOLIS, IN         April 21,22,23 2022     

  Dept-State Winners advance...  

Scholarship  AWARDS:     1ST PLACE $25,000       2ND PLACE $22,500.00       3RD PLACE  $20,000.00                                        

                                             ALL STATE\DEPT  WINNERS     $2,000.00--------***   

                                              1ST ROUND ADVANCE              $2,000.00

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MN DEPARTMENT CONTEST   February 25,26, 2023     Hosts: Osseo & Anoka American Legions          AWARDS   1st Place  $1,500.00       2nd Place  $1,000.00     3rd Place    $ 700.00      4 Place  $ 500.00

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MN DISTRICT #7 CONTEST- -   February  5,  2023 -1:00PM   Host: Willmar American Legion  

    AWARDS      1st Place  $700.00    2nd Place  $500.00    3rd Place  $250.00    

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NOTES:   DISTRICT #7 Oratorical CONTEST-

1.      Each District #7 Post can submit one Champion for District Contest.

2. All  MN Post adjutants should have received the Dept/State flyer in October.

3.        Posts should register and reserve a spot for Contest   ASAP  or two weeks prior to District Contest.                                                                 If District #7  has less than 5 registered contestants as of two weeks prior to Contest-

 Posts may also send their 2nd place local contestant. Check with chairperson if allowed.

 Contact District #7 Oratorical Contest  District 7 Chairperson  if questions or need of additional information. 

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Rueben Nathe, Litchfield  -

E:mail    ruebenn@hutchtel.net   

--Phone   320-593-8654   - Leave a message if not home ---I'll call you get back.  

 

CLICK ON YOU -TUBE VIDEO-       ---SAMPLE SPEECH

 - NATIONAL CONTEST-  2019 FINALIST   #101   -------------------MALE

--NATIONAL CONTEST- 2019  FINALIST     #102----FEMALE

                        2022--EMMA NOBLE 

Click on below for Video of  Champion's presentation.

--National Contest-2022 CHAMPION & Finalist          2022 -  FEMALE

                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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