Speech Club

Daddy and Crew
This weekend, my four oldest children had a speech competition.  They are in a speech club for Christian homeschool students.  There are several different speech styles they were allowed to choose from.  Naomi did a biographical narrative about William Wilberforce, Anna and Samuel did a duo interp on a Grim's fairytale (memorized story they also "act out" with motions and facial expressions), and Daniel did an interp on Billy Goat's Gruff.  They each worked really hard to have their speeches memorized and ready to go for this round robin event.  Many from the community came to judge the speeches.  Competitors came from all around~  Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.  The next competition is in January, only it will be 4 days long and will be held in Oregon.

Each holding their judge's responses
My husband volunteered to be used in any area needed, so they had him be janitor for the day.  He also judged a round of apologetics speeches.  He chose to not judge any others as he wanted to slip in and hear our children do their speeches.  I know Naomi, Anna, Samuel, and Daniel were a bundle of nerves, but they had a great time.  Much relief and exhaustion showed as they came home nearly 12 hours after leaving.

This club has proven to be a good learning experience.  They are showing more confidence and poise as they prepare and deliver these speeches. I am so thankful we have encouraged our children to join this group!!
Finished Relief!!

A special THANK YOU goes to Bro. Nick Vegkley, Bro. Jeff Bedsole, and Bro. Mark Howe who took time from their day to come and participate in judging!!!!!


  1. Good job!!! Would you consider "encore performances" for those of us who could be there??? I know I'd love to hear (and see) them. Just a thought. Love you all, Mrs. Potvin

  2. Very cool! I did speech in school and remember it was fun, and helps with building confidence when speaking in public and otherwise. :) Great job everyone!


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