American Legion Scholarship Winner to speak following Memorial Day Parade
Apr 24, 2015 5:27 PM -
Rowan Macwan, a home-schooled, high school junior, earned a $16,000 scholarship for his second place finish at The American Legion's National Oratorical Scholarship Contest in Indianapolis on April 12. Macwan represented Naperville Post 43 and the State of Illinois. He had previously won the Legion's 19th District and Department of Illinois contests, and quarter and semi final rounds at National. In each round of the competition, students deliver a rehearsed 8- to 10-minute address on the U.S. Constitution and a randomly assigned 3- to 5-minute oration on a constitutional topic, each without the benefit of notes and in front of a live audience, including the judges. The 2.4-million member American Legion developed the contest to encourage young people to improve their communications skills and to spread understanding of the U.S. Constitution.