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Live streaming of the 75th Oratorical finals begins at 10 a.m. EDT.

Live streaming of the 75th Oratorical finals begins at 10 a.m. EDT.

The American Legion's 75th High School Oratorical Scholarship Program, "A Constitutional Speech Contest," got under way Saturday morning with 52 of the nation's top orators, but only three have been selected to compete in the championship finals on Sunday. The finals will be aired live at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) via www.legion.org . The three finalists include Charles Baines of Meridian, Idaho; Rebecca Frazer of Morgantown, Ind.; and John Donaldson IV of Eden Prairie, Minn. Baines, Frazer and Donaldson advanced through Saturday's quarterfinal and semifinal rounds, and will now vie for first place and an $18,000 scholarship on Sunday at the University Place Conference Center & Hotel in Indianapolis. Besides the $18,000 top award, the second- and third-place finishers receive $16,000 and $14,000 scholarships, respectively. In addition to Baines, Frazer and Donaldson, six other cont...

Full article: http://www.legion.org/oratorical/163175/competitors-set-7...

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