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ACTING: a student will act out a scene from a play or a book. It can be serious or humorous. No make-up or props used. Length is up to 8 minutes long.

AFTER DINNER SPEAKING: a student will write an original humorous, informative, or inspirational speech aimed at a particular audience. Writing, delivery, and creativity are important. Length is up to 5 minutes long. The student will have a 50 word note card.

EXPOSITORY ADDRESS: a student will write and present an informative speech. Props and posters can be part of the presentation. Length is up to 6 minutes. The student will have a 50 word note card.

IMPROVISATIONAL ACTING: a student will draw 2 characters and a situation and uses these to create a story which he or she acts out. The student will have 5 minutes for prep time. Length is up to 5 minutes.

LITERARY PROGRAM: a student will read a combination of poetry and prose with a theme in mind (ie friendship, survival). Facial and vocal expression and development of theme are important. Length is up to 8 minutes long. The student will read from script

MUSICAL THEATRE: a student is asked to perform one song from a musical with a time limit of 5 minutes.

ORIGINAL ORATORY: a student writes and memorizes a persuasive speech. 50 words on a note card can be used. Length is up to 8 minutes long. The student will memorize.

POETRY: a student will read 1 or more poems, using both facial and vocal expression to interpret the material. Length is up to 6 minutes long. The student will read from script.

PROSE: a student will read 1 or more prose selections. Vocal and facial expressions are important, along with interpretation. Length is up to 8 minutes long.

PUBLIC ADDRESS: a student will select and memorize a speech once given by someone else, trying to communicate the author's ideas and feeling. 50 words of notes are allowed. Length is up to 8 minutes long. Student will memorize.

RADIO NEWS: a student will receive a packet at contest containing news, weather, sports, and commercial to edit and arrange into a 4-5 minute newscast. 30 minutes of prep time are given. Student delivers broadcast over a speaker system. Length 4 to 5 minutes long. Student will read from script.

REVIEW: a student will write a critical analysis over a book, movie, drama, music, concert, movie made for TV or any combination. Comments on theme, style, characters, staging, author and director may be included. 50 words of notes are allowed. Length is up to 8 minutes long. Student must memorize.

SPONTANEOUS SPEAKING: a student will draw a contemporary issue at contest and has 3 minutes to prepare a speech. Research of many topics prior to contest is necessary. Length is up to 5 minutes. Notes are taken during prep time allowed.


STORYTELLING
: a student tells a story in their own words using actions and character voices, along with facial and vocal expressions. Length is up to 5 minutes long. Student memorizes.


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