As we start a new year, I would like to introduce some programs for Wilton’s youth that the American Legion offers.
The first is the Legion Oratorical Contest. The contest is a “constitutional speech contest.” This is open to all high school students, grades 9-12 of any local school, under the age of 20. The student must be enrolled in such school as of the date of the contest at any level. The contest consists of two parts. The first is a self-chosen topic on some phase of the American constitution. The speech must be eight to 10 minutes long (points are deducted for shorter or longer times). The second part is a three- to five-minute speech on a chosen topic. For more information go to: https://www.legion.org/oratorical/rules.