This weekend 53 high school speakers will compete in The American Legion National High School Oratorical Scholarship Contest on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). A student from your area eagerly plans travel to the Hoosier capitol city on Friday.
The contest is in three phases beginning Saturday, April 10 with the opening round at 9:45 a.m. Winners from this round will enter the semi-finals getting underway at 3:45 p.m. The finals are Sunday, April 11 beginning at 11 a.m. Results are generally available by noon.
Thank you for covering the outstanding high school student from your area. The final 53 come from a field that is thousands strong when the competition began. They are all state champions and have earned scholarship funds.
Below is a listing of contestants by state.
CONTACT: Joe March (317) 630-1253, Cell (317) 748-1926 or John Raughter (317) 630-1253 or (317) 441-8847. You can also attempt to contact your local competitor at the hotel in Indianapolis. To directly contact a competitor's room while in Indianapolis: Hotel switchboard (317) 269-9000/1-800-627-2700.
State champions listed by state for the 2010 The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program - "A Constitutional Speech Contest."
- conducted by The American Legion.
Alabama - Elizabeth Blessing of Auburn, Alabama, is a sophomore at Farmville Christian Academy.
Alaska - Neilius Finnesand of Anchorage, Alaska, is a senior at Kenny Lake High School.
Arizona - Nicholas Everetts of Fountain Hills, Arizona, is a junior at Fountain Hills High School.
Arkansas - Luke Macfarlan of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, is a home schooled sophomore.
California - Samuel Stone of Danville, California, is a senior at Monte Vista High School.
Colorado - Rachel Ford of Lyons, Colorado, is a home schooled senior.
Connecticut - Timothy Lachapelle of Southington, Connecticut, is a junior at Southington High School.
Delaware - Andrew Ball of Seaford, Delaware, is a senior at Sussex Technical High School.
District of Columbia - Ikechukwu, Eronini of Washington, DC, is a senior at McKinley Technology High School.
Florida - Caroline Schechinger, of St. Augustine, Florida, is a sophomore at Bishop Kenny High School.
France - Christina Lowry of Germany is a senior at Patch American High School.
Georgia - Joseph Rondone of Marietta, Georgia, is a home schooled junior.
Hawaii - Ryan McDonald of Honolulu, Hawaii, is a home schooled sophomore.
Idaho - Charles Baines of Meridian, Idaho, is a sophomore at Arts West High School.
Illinois - Matthew Schuhriemen of Naperville, Illinois, is a home schooled senior.
Indiana -Meagan McAllister of Logansport, Indiana, is a senior at Faith Christian School.
Iowa- Justin J. Grubbs of Davenport, Iowa, is a senior at Davenport West High School.
Kansas - Gray Henry of Colby, Kansas, is a senior at Colby High School.
Kentucky - Christina Sauer of Corydon, Indiana, is a senior at Presentation Academy.
Louisiana - Michael Graves of Bossier City, Louisiana, is a senior at Airline High School.
Maine -Renata Schalk of Sabattus, Maine, is a home schooled senior.
Maryland - Nathan Chai of Ellicott City, Maryland, is a home schooled junior.
Massachusetts - Nicholas Jacob of Milton, Massachusetts, is a senior at Milton Academy.
Michigan - Robin Luo of Kalamazoo, Michigan, is a senior at Portage Central High School.
Minnesota - Austin Knott of Red Wing, Minnesota, is a senior at Red Wing High School.
Mississippi - Anthony Martinez of Madison, Mississippi, is a senior at St. Joseph Catholic School.
Missouri - Derek Schulze of Warrenton, Missouri, is a senior at Warrenton High School.
Montana - Katherine Sizemore of Gildford, Montana, is a senior at North Star High School.
Nebraska - Caitlin Molczyk of Columbus, Nebraska, is a junior at Columbus High School.
Nevada - Jacqueline Burks of Reno, Nevada, is a senior at Reno High School.
New Hampshire - Katy Devine of Amherst, New Hampshire, is a senior at Bishop Guertin High School.
New Jersey - Isabelle Foley of Montclair, New Jersey, is a senior at Montclair High School.
New Mexico - Emma Elizondo of Rio Rancho, New Mexico is a sophomore at V. Sue Cleveland High School.
New York - Madison Kircher of Queensbury, New York, is a senior at Queensbury High School.
North Carolina - Daniel Nelson of Goldsboro, North Carolina, is a home schooled junior.
North Dakota - Sibinee Jokela of Watford City, North Dakota, is a senior at Watford City High School.
Ohio - Grace Pyo of Powell, Ohio, is a junior at Olentangy Liberty High School.
Oklahoma - Kristalynn Hefner of Chelsea, Oklahoma, is a junior at Chelsea High School.
Oregon - Dalton Hellman of Canby, Oregon, is a senior at Canby High School.
Pennsylvania -- Samuel Hardy of Pazmyra, Pennsylvania, is a junior at Palmyra Area High School.
Puerto Rico -Jean DeJesus of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, is a sophomore at Antilles Military Academy.
Rhode Island - Hayley Hutchins of Hope, Rhode Island, is a home schooled senior.
South Carolina - Victoria Black of Iva, South Carolina, is a home schooled junior.
South Dakota - Joseph Schartz of Humboldt, South Dakota, is a sophomore at West Central High School.
Tennessee - Clarissa Stewart of Cleveland, Tennessee is a senior at Gateway Christian Schools.
Texas - Camille Peeples of Austin, Texas, is a senior at Hyde Park Baptist High School.
Utah - Amanda Tibbitts of Riverton, Utah, is a senior at Riverton High School.
Vermont - Brooke Connor of Bridport, Vermont is a senior at Middlebury Union High School.
Virginia - John Stegner of Powhatan, Virginia, is a home schooled junior.
Washington -Mitchell Murdock of Kingston, Washington, is a senior at Kingston High School.
West Virginia - Aleksandr Fedyszyn of Wheeling, West Virginia, is a junior at The Linsly School.
Wisconsin - Kelsey Marsolek of Independence, Wisconsin, is a senior at Independence High School.
Wyoming - Clayton Dexter of Casper, Wyoming, is a senior at Natrona County High School.
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