I decided to have another speech contest this year. Last year it almost killed me, and I expect the same this year. I both love/hate these things because I know the kids really benefit, but they make me crazy missing meetings and just being kids.
I started the meeting by having the students who had the highest scores last year talk about what they did. Last year we had 37 students in the contest and it looks to be about the same this year...about 1/2 in recitation and half in the original speech part.