CA/HI Senior High Speech Meets

Student presentations are in the form of interpretations and readings. Interpretation is defined as "theater of the mind". Is is not acting or moving about, as in a stage play. Reading and interpretation selections should "come alive" through the use of voice, facial expressions, and gestures. Students may take one step in any direction. All presentations are timed. Students do not compete against each other, but against the score sheet. Senior 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): 

  • Dramatic Interpretation
  • Original Oratory
  • Expository Speaking
  • Humorous Interpretations
  • Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Reader's Theater
  • Impromptu
  • Bible Memorization and Application
  • Devotional Homiletics
  • Interpretation of Children's Literature
  • Individual Acting
  • Duet Acting
  • TV News Team

Providing adult workers is a condition of participation in the ACSI Senior 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. Each school is required to provide one (1) qualified judge for every 5 entries and a time keeper. 

The Senior High Speech Meet is a full-day event. Specific times are determined by the meet chairperson. Presentations will be given in two rounds. Every participant receives a certificate of participation. Rosette ribbons are given to all entries that are determined Superior, Excellent, or Good. Plaques are awarded to the First, Second, and Third places in each category based on total points earned. 


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

Student Participation Fee: $13 per student if submitted by the Chairperson's deadline ($18 thereafter)

Senior High Speech Meet Events

31N61 | April 12, 2018 | Fremont | Centerville Presbyterian Church

To register for the ACSI Senior 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

Senior 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. 

Senior High Speech Meet Participation Fee Form

Senior High Speech Meet Coordinator Handbook

Senior High Speech Meet Chairperson Handbook - Coming Soon