The American Legion National Oratory Scholarship District 1 Contest will be conducted on Jan. 9, 2022. The First District contest will be at 2 p.m. at the Lee Jones Convention Center in Eddyville. The deadline to enroll is Jan. 7, 2022.

The contest is open to all Kentucky high school and home-schooled students in grades 9 — 12 who are younger than 20 years old. Detailed rules, awards and dates can be found at www.kylegion.org/oratorical.. In order to sign up for the First District Contest email your name, address, phone number, high school, and date of birth to Mark Kennedy at usmc1965@bellsouth.net .

Contestants are required to give two speeches at each level of competition. The Prepared Oration must be on some aspect of the Constitution of the United States and is 8 — 10 minutes in duration. In the Assigned Topics Oration contestants speak for 3 — 5 minutes on any one of four Assigned Topics. The Assigned Topic is drawn at each level and contestants must be prepared to speak on any one of the four. The Assigned Topics for the 2022 contest are: Amendment III; Amendment VIII; Amendment XIV, Section 3; and Amendment XXV, Section 4.