Megan Yan, a high school senior, in the International Baccalaureate® program, at Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD, competed in the American Legion’s High School Oratorical Contest administrated by American Legion Post 295 of Gaithersburg.
The purpose of the Legion’s program is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school student. Local contestants present an eight- to 10-minute speech about any aspect of the United States Constitution. Winners receive scholarship money at all levels of the competition from Post County, District and State. The winner of the Department of Maryland competition participates in the national contest’s first round and receives a $1,500 scholarship. National scholarship awards are presented to each of the three finalists in amounts up to $18,000.
Megan’s oration led the audience on the journey of struggle the United States endured, led by our Founding Fathers and guided by the Constitution. Speaking on current global events, Megan called to mind new nation’s hope for freedom and the beacon of hope they discover in the Constitution of the United States.
Megan will compete again, January 26, 2013, at American Legion Post 171, in Damascus Maryland.