Student Activities

Cultivating skills that will contribute to effective leadership and ministry in their futures, ACSI Speech Meets help students develop techniques to speak audibly, articulately, expressively, and with confidence in an audience situation. Students do not compete against one another; they are judged against established criteria.

A school may enter the equivalent of one student in each category from each homeroom. It is the school's option to either select students per homeroom or conduct a grade level competition and select the number of students for each category equivalent to the number of homerooms at that grade level. Students are limited to participation in one category, within their own grade level.

There are two levels of Speech Meet events available for schools to participate in: Speech Meet (Grades 1-8) and Speech Meet (Grades 6-12). All Speech Meet events in 2020-21 are virtual and will be facilitated through our Student Activities E-vents platform online. The Submissions Deadline for all video recorded student entries is April 16, 2021.

Speech Meet (Grades 1-8)


Grade 1 Categories

  • Bible Memorization
  • Poetry

Grades 2-4 Categories

  • Bible Memorization
  • Poetry
  • Fable and Folklore

Grades 5-6 Categories

  • Bible Memorization
  • Poetry
  • Patriotic Oration
  • Dramatic Bible Prose
  • Original Speech

Grades 7-8 Categories

  • Bible Memorization and Application
  • Dramatic/Humorous Poetry
  • Original Speech
  • Dramatic/Humorous Costumed Monologue
  • Dramatic/Humorous Reading (Prose)
  • Puppets
  • Visual Aid

Speech Meet (Grades 6-12)

Grades 6-8 Categories

  • Bible Memorization and Application
  • Costumed Dramatic Monologue
  • Costumed Humorous Monologue
  • Dramatic Poetry
  • Dramatic Reading (Prose)
  • Humorous Poetry
  • Humorous Reading (Prose)
  • Original Speech
  • Puppets
  • Visual Aid

Grades 9-12 Categories

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

Adjudication & Awards

Entries are judged based on a rubric rather than in direct comparison to other students. Superior, excellent, and good scores are awarded with ribbons.  

Registration & Fees

  • School Registration Fee: $60 per event by October 31 ($90 after deadline)
  • Student Participation Fee: $10 per entry by April 16, 2021 ($15 after deadline)

For additional information, please contact a Student Activities team member.