Opportunities for all Grades

UPDATED 11/12/2018

Pennsylvania American Legion
2019 High School Oratorical Scholarship Program (Grades 9-12)

Any student entering the competition must be under the age of 20 years on the date of the National Contest.   The student must be presently enrolled in a high school or junior high school (public, parochial, military, private or home school), commencing with grade nine and terminating with grade twelve, during the time of participation at any level of the contest.

The student must submit an application to a local Post for sponsorship by December 7, 2018.   A local post can be found at

The contest consists of two parts; and 8-10 minute memorized oration on some phase of the United States Constitution and a 3-5 minute oration on of of four "assigned topics" selected by the National Organization.   The four topics can be found at: www.legion.org/oratorical/topics

The contestant may not use any notes, props, amplification or prompts during the oration. To pick up application form, stop in the guidance office. 

2019 PA American Legion 84th Annual Essay Contest For Grades 9-12

This year's essay Contest title is:  How Would Our founding Fathers Respect the American Flag Today?

This essay contest is open to any student enrolled in grades 9-12 in a public, private or parochial school in Pennsylvania.  Students must prepare essays without assistance and provide a statement to that effect on the last page.  All essays must be no less than 500 words and no more than 1,000 words.   Typewritten essays are preferred but not required.

For complete contest criteria stop in the guidance office.  Deadline: January 16, 2019

UPDATED 10/22/2018


The Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences

The Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences (PGSS) is a rigorous, highly selective, free summer enrichment opportunity focused on science. The program provides instruction in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, and more. For more details, visit our website.

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