The 74th annual American Legion Oratorical scholarship program is coming up this weekend.
The District 7 program is scheduled for 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Andrew Blackhawk American Legion Post 29 Legion Hall in Black River Falls.
"You go to a lot of high school graduations and even college graduations and you always talk about the leaders of tomorrow," noted Ken Schoolcraft. "Any one of these kids that are involved in this oratorical program, all are very capable of going far."
He mentioned a previous participant from Melrose who was able to earn enough scholraship money from the program by going to a national event to actually pay for her first year in college.
The event is free and open to the puclic.