CA/HI Junior High Speech Meets

A student conveys his/her ability in speech by selecting and presenting a passage, monologue, or original speech. It may be either read or memorized, at the discretion of your meet chairperson.  Students must be enrolled in grade seven and eight (7–8). Middle schools may register sixth graders. Junior High selections are not provided by ACSI; schools must develop their own library of materials for categories requiring published works. Selections must be of high literary quality that reflect a proper Christian spirit and taste. 

Categories (may vary within districts):

  • Bible Memorization and Application
  • Dramatic & Humorous Costumed Monologue
  • Dramatic & Humorous Poetry
  • Dramatic & Humorous Reading
  • Original Speech
  • Puppetry
  • Visual Aid Speech

The Junior High Speech Meet may be a half-day or full-day event. At full-day events, students will participate in two rounds of judging. Specific times are determined by the meet chairperson. Every participant receives a certificate of participation. Olympic-style medals are given for First, Second, and Third places in each category based on total points earned.  

The School Coordinator must accompany each school's team of students in order to handle site registration on the day of the event. Providing adult workers is a condition of participation in the ACSI Junior High 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: $12 per student if submitted by the Chairperson's deadline ($17 thereafter)

Junior High Speech Meet Events

30S21 | April 20, 2018 | Mission Viejo | Heritage Christian School

30S31 | March 2, 2018 | Lomita | Harbor Church Schools

30S41 | May 18, 2018 | Rowland Heights | Southlands Christian Schools (Puppetry category not included)

30S42 | April 21, 2018 | Riverside | Woodcrest Christian School

30S81 | February 23, 2018 | Bakersfield | Olive Knolls Christian School

30N21 | March 21, 2018 | Elk Grove | Saint Peter's Lutheran School

30N51 | May 11, 2018 | Concord | King's Valley Christian School

30N61 | April 10, 2018 | Fremont | Centerville Presbyterian Church

To register for the ACSI Junior High 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

Junior High 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. 

Junior High Speech Meet Participation Fee Form

Junior High Speech Meet Coordinator Handbook

Junior High Speech Meet Chairperson Handbook

Junior High Speech Meet Judges' Packet

Junior High Speech Meet Sample Materials