Brady Parham is the winner of America Legion State Oratorical competition. He is sponsored by The America Legion Post 56, Jefferson.
Parham competed against three other high school students from other areas of the state to win the title and will advance to the America Legion National Competition to be held in Indianapolis, Ind., on a date to be determined later due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He will compete against contestants from all 50 states, territories and some students from Legion Posts in other countries.
The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. The program presents participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship.