Junior Daniel McCall competed at the statewide level in the American Legion Oratorical Contest on March 12. The contest was held at St. Anselm College in Machester and McCall placed second in a field of six contestants.
Known as the “constitutional speech contest,” the American Legion Oratorical Contest seeks to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation among high school students for the essential principles of government under the U.S. Constitution.
McCall’s main 5-minute oration was on the Elastic Clause. His second, 3-minute speech was on the Third Amendment (“No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law”) where he spoke about how the amendment addresses the intersection between private and public life.