Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest
The goals of the Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest are:
- To support historical research in our high schools by promoting oratorical presentations related to our Revolutionary War period 1750-1800.
- To emphasize American History to the high school student and focus on and intelligent relationship between the past and the present.
- To place a positive emphasis on the plans of our founding fathers.
To participate in the oration contest you must create a speech of not less than five minutes or more than six minutes. The subject must deal with an event, personality, or document pertaining to the Revolutionary War and show a relationship to America today.
You must submit the oration in manuscript form and it must be essentially the same as the speech.
Find your local chapter here.
The contest is open to all students of the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes (Grades 9 - 12) in the public, parochial, private and home schools within the jurisdiction of the sponsoring state society or district.