NE Student Activities—Secondary Speech Meets

Public speaking is an essential skill for every graduate. Participating in a Speech Meet encourages students to strive for a high degree of academic and artistic excellence in various types of verbal communication.

Participating Students Will:

  • Demonstrate their ability to communicate by presenting speeches before evaluators and an audience of students and parents.
  • Be encouraged to glorify the Lord through the use of their speaking skills.
  • Receive encouragement from peers in the discipline of verbal communication.

The speech meet may be a half- or full-day event. Students participate in one or two rounds at the discretion of the event chairperson. Students from ACSI member schools in grades 6–12 may participate. Please check the list below to determine the grade levels in your area.

Date District Location Grade Levels
March 15, 2019 CT/Western MA Windsor, CT 6–12
April 5, 2019 Maryland/DC HOST NEEDED 7–12
April 12, 2019 Central PA Lancaster, PA 6–12

School Registration

  • Please complete the Spring Events Registration Form with the $60 school registration fee by October 31, 2018.
  • The student participation fees of $10.00 per entry will be due two weeks prior to the event.

2017/2018 Coordinator Resources

Once registration has closed, the coordinator listed on your registration form will receive preparation details, including the passwords for the resources.

ACSI does not provide an anthology of materials for the speech meet. Students should seek the guidance and approval of their school's speech teacher/coordinator in choosing appropriate materials. Selections are to be of high literary quality.

Junior High Speech Meet Resources

Senior High Speech Meet Resources

Junior High Speech Meet Coordinator Handbook

Senior High Speech Meet Coordinator Handbook

Junior High Speech Meet Sample Material

Senior High Judges & Helpers Registration Form

Junior High Speech Meet Judges & Helpers Registration Form

Senior High Speech Meet Judges’ Packet

Junior High Speech Meet Judges’ Packet

Senior High Speech Meet Student Participation Form—Part 1

Senior High Speech Meet Student Participation Form—Part 2

Junior High Speech Meet Student Participation Form

Student Fee Form

Student Fee Form

Chairperson Resources

Chairperson Resources are available for those hosting a Secondary Speech Meet.