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American Legion's National Oratorical contest underway


March 7, 2018

Lowell Long, Commander of American Legion Post 48 and District 2 of the Montana organization, poses with Makayla Renfro, last week's winner of the Legion's district oratorical contest. Makayla will next compete in Great Falls at the zone/state contest. The national winner of the annual oratorical contest is awarded $18,000 in scholarships.

Lowell Long is the Commander for American Legion Post 48 and also the Commander for District 2 of the Montana organization. While introducing the oratorical competition for District 2, Long said this was the 81st year for the contest which allows students to compete in oratorical contests and earn college scholarships. Over the years the American Legion has held the oratorical contests, more than $3.0 million has been awarded in scholarships. Long said the national winner of this year's competition will receive $18,000 in scholarship money.

The competition has several levels with local post...

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