Johnston-Blessman Post 38


Scholarship Opportunity

The purpose of The American Legion’s National High School Oratorical Contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights and privileges of American citizenship.

The start of the program is held at Post 38 the first week in January.  

Click the links below to see Rules, Eligibility, Awards, and the Participation Form.  

The following link will open a new window to the American Legion State Department past Oratorical winners.  




Our very own winner whom Appleton American Legion Post No. 38 sponsored, Mya Koffie is the winner of Wisconsin Oratorical Contest. She represented the 9th District and participated in the State Oratorical Contest held on February 11, 2023 at Ripon College.
Mya will continue her journey and will represent Wisconsin at the National Oratorical Contest in Indianapolis April 21-23, 2023.
Congratulations to Ms. Koffie on her outstanding accomplishments and we wish her the very best at Nationals.


May be an image of 7 people and people standing

Ed Domek, Post 38 Commander; Allen J. Watry, SAL Squadron 38 Adjutant; Linda Coppock, Wisconsin Auxiliary President; Mya Koffie, Appleton North High School; Julie Muhle, Wisconsin Department Commander; Migeal Babino, Outagamie County Commander and Debbie Thomas, 9th District Commander




Past Post 38 Participants


Divyasree Chintamani - 2022

Congratulations to Divyasree Chintamani who was sponsored by Post 38 in the 2022 competition.  She represented Post 38 well by winning the Outagamie County Council Contest on January 12, 2022.  This made her eligible for the 9th District Oratorical contest on January 22, 2022 at Post 11 Green Bay, WI.  She won the contest at 9th District Oratorical, which made her eligable for the American Legion Deptartment of Wisconsin Contest at Ripon College.  She represented 9th District well by winning the American Legion Department of Wisconsin reginal and State final. 


This made her eligible to represent the American Legion Department of Wisconsin at the National Oratorical Finals which will be on April 22 - 24, 2022 in Indianapolis, at the Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel.


Rules | Eligibility | Awards | Participant Form

Interested Student can fill out the Participant Form and submit to Migeal Babino at