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Freshman Speeches: General Information and Guidelines

A speaking and research guide for the annual 9th grade Speech Contest

2017 Freshman Speech Finals

Prizes

GRAND PRIZE WINNER:   $250 VISA GIFT CARD

THREE FINALISTS:  $100 GIFT CARD TO AMAZON

NINE SEMI-FINALISTS:  $50 GIFT CARD EACH TO AMAZON

 

Freshman Speech Competition 2018 – Important Dates and Topics

January 30         Freshman class meeting at break

Feb. 1, 6, and 8              Work on speeches in small groups (sponsors’ classrooms)

February 8                     Speech outline submitted to speech advisor                                                                       

February 14, 15, 21       Speeches given in small groups – 10 semi-finalists chosen from these groups                         

February 23                    3 finalists chosen in semi-finals  (7:00 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. – Paschall Theater)

                                          REQUIRED FOR ALL - ATTENDANCE TAKEN

February 26                    3 finalists compete for final prize in Monday assembly                     

 

Topics:    A. TEAMWORK

                 B. MEDIA - How effectively is the American media fulfilling its duty to report on and hold accountable our                                                           political leaders?

                 C. BOOK - What is a meaningful book you've read and why was it meaningful for you?                                       

Notes:                                  A.   3 ½  – 5 minutes in length

                                              B.   Typed outline for teacher due by February 8

                                              C.    Note card to help with speech (if necessary)

                                              D.    5 demerits will be assessed if outline is not complete or

                                              speech does not meet minimum requirements.  Speech must

                                              be made to exit freshman year.

                                              E.    Missing any meeting without prior excuse will result in

                                              5 demerits.