Modern Woodmen Speeches

May 16, 2012

from Holy Cross jr high teacher, Mr. Fournier –

The Modern Woodmen Speech Contest is an annual speech competition that 7th and 8th grade students at Holy Cross participate in. Essentially, this is a two-part assignment that involves writing a research paper that will eventually be converted into a speech. Each student will give the speech in class and from that point eight students will be selected to participate in the Holy Cross Speech Competition. The first and second place winners will be awarded a plaque and the opportunity to advance to the regional competition. Each student that participates will receive a pin and a certificate of participation.

This is an excellent way for students to refine and build upon existing public speaking skills, to effectively communicate thoughts and opinions to an audience outside of the classroom, and continue to develop important writing skills. For the 2011-2012 school year, Kyle Lauterwasser and Catherine Aaronson were the two students that were asked to move on to the competition at Holy Spirit. Kyle placed 3rd at the regional competition. Both students did an excellent job and represented Holy Cross very well.

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