As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel.”
The award-winning St. Anne Speech Team is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who want to improve their public speaking skills through participation in at least two middle school speech tournaments during December through February where they compete by delivering two speeches, three times each day. Across a number of speech categories, students gain experience organizing their thoughts and delivering speeches with energy, emotion, expression, gestures, proper pace and timing, and more. It’s a positive, team-based experience that they will take with them their whole lives. Practices start in mid-October and are held in the evening, one time per week at St. Anne school. The season commences at the end of February.
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- Attention 4th and 5th Graders!! Join the St. Anne Debate Club with Coach Cheryl Overbey! Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15pm March 5th-May 28th (no class 4/23) $265- 12 sessions (tuition includes $25 tournament fee) Annual City Wide Tournament Saturday, June 1st Join us for the Spring Tournament Session! DebateAble Clubs make learning to debate fun while kids grow as critical thinkers, confident public speakers, and ...Read more
- In St. Anne’s first year in Debatable, coach Cheryl Overbey led 16 participants in the June 9th competition at Catherine Blaine School. Debaters had to write the affirmative and negative to “Should tablets replace text books in Elementary school”. Regina De Villasante received the award for best debater from our school. Mae Overbey, Campbell Downer, Zoe Onwuneme and ...Read more
- The St. Anne speech team had a great day at the Seattle Prep tournament this past weekend. There was a lot of excitement throughout the day, and all speakers did a wonderful job (and received a lot of positive comments from the judges). Congrats to the following speakers who placed: Sophie Walters – 1st Place, Senior Oratory & ...Read more