CA/HI Elementary Speech Meets

A student demonstrates his/her ability by delivering a memorized poem, speech, or passage to the audience. Selections may be taken from the ACSI Elementary Speech Materials collection or from other sources as long as copyright policy is followed. One student from each class in a grade level may represent their school in each available category. Students must be enrolled in grades one through six (1–6) and may participate in one of the following grade level categories: 

  • Grade 1:  Poetry, Bible Memorization
  • Grades 2–4:  Poetry, Bible Memorization, Fable and Folklore
  • Grades 5–6:  Poetry, Dramatic Bible Prose, Bible Memorization, Patriotic Oration, Original Speech

The event is a half-day event. Students do not compete against one another. Every participant receives a certificate of participation and a ribbon indicating Superior, Excellent, or Good.  

Providing adult workers is a condition of participation in the ACSI Elementary Speech Meet. Schools that do not provide an adequate number of adult workers should expect to have their students observe, but not participate in the event. The required number of adult workers will be communicated by the Event Chairperson.


School Fee: $65 by October 31 ($85 thereafter)

Student Participation Fee: $9 per student if submitted by the Chairperson's deadline ($14 thereafter)

Elementary Speech Meet Events

29S11 | April 7, 2018 | Vista | Tri-City Christian School

29S21 | May 18, 2018 | Mission Viejo | Heritge Christian School 

29S31 | May 4, 2018 | Cerritos | Valley Christian Schools

29S32 | May 18, 2018 | Montebello | Montebello Christian School

29S41 | May 18, 2018 | Rowland Heights | Southlands Christian Schools

29S42 | May 4, 2018 | Covina | Sonrise Christian School 

29S61 | May 4, 2018 | Simi Valley | Grace Brethren School

29S81 | May 4, 2018 | Bakersfield | Stockdale Christian School

29N21 | April 28, 2018 | Vacaville | Vacaville Christian Schools

29N22 | April 14, 2018 | Modesto | Big Valley Christian School

29N61 | May 5, 2018 | Scotts Valley | Baymonte Christian School

29H91 | February 10, 2018 | Waipahu | Lanakila Baptist School 

Additional chairs/host sites are needed for this event. Please contact the Student Activities Coordinator to inquire. 

To register for the ACSI Elementary Speech Meet, please complete the CA/HI Student Activities Registration process. All questions may be directed to the CA/HI Student Activities office by calling 714.256.1287 or e-mailing the Student Activities Coordinator

Elementary Speech Meet Resources

All Student Activities resources are password protected. The password is given to the school coordinator once registration has been confirmed by the Student Activities Coordinator. 

Elementary Speech Meet Participation Fee Form

Elementary Speech Meet Coordinator Handbook

Elementary Speech Meet Chairperson Handbook

Elementary Speech Meet Judges' Packet

Elementary Samplers:

Bible Memorization Sampler

Dramatic Bible Prose Sampler

Fables and Folklore Sampler

Patriotic Oration Sampler

Poetry Sampler