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Deadline: December 31, 2016

Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, younger than age 20 on the date of the national contest, must be enrolled in grades 9 through 12 (public, parochial, military, private or state-accredited homeschool) prior to the cut-off date of December 31 of their senior year. This is a speech contest – student cannot read the speech or present a recording of the speech.

Award: $500 to $18,000

Contact: Local American Legion Post or:
Richard J. Santos, Department Adjutant
The American Legion, Inc.
PO Box 930
Seaford, DE 19973-0930