April 23, 2020
Earlier this year, The American Legion National Oratorical Contest in Indianapolis, IN was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was an easy decision to protect the health and safety of the individuals involved, but a tough one in that all of the more than fifty (50) state winners would not be given the opportunity to compete for additional scholarships for their continuing education.
However, through the generosity of an American Legion Child Welfare Foundation Grant, the American Legion is granting a $2,000 scholarship for each department winner. The Texas
contest winner, Tanner David of Bellville, has been notified.