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Legion Youth Programs

  • High School Oratorical Contest (all HS Students) & Americanism Essay Contest (7th grade through HS Seniors) are coming up soon (January and February). Both have cash rewards and possible scholarships.  Contact Bill Geary ( or go to for more information.

  • Boys State is for Juniors and Seniors and takes place in June.  Learn more about this program at or  If interested contact Bill Geary (

  • Girls State is also in June at Eastern Illinois University. If interested contact Shirley Koop (

  • Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Academy is a program for Girls & Boys ages 15 thru 17.  Learn more at

  • Wauconda Post 911 has Scholarships available for children & grandchildren of our members.  We give $500 cash scholarships to college students.  Apply as a High School Senior and continue each semester as you go thru college. Members can request an application for the Post 911 Scholarship from Bill Geary (

  • The Illinois American Legion also has Scholarships available.  Check them out at

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