The CEC Competitive Speech Team is comprised of students who have an interest in participating in oratorical competitions throughout the school year, for the purpose of earning scholarship money. The team is designed to receive an understanding of, and an appreciation for, public speaking on a competitive level. Participants’ skills will be enhanced and refined in speaking and listening, as well as in critical thinking.
Opportunities will provide an environment for extracurricular oratorical competition. This program will help to prepare students to compete. Other objectives include the development of leadership skills, as well as the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently.
The path to oratorical scholarships is open to middle and high school students. Many of the most generous scholarships are awarded to those who develop their oratorical skills. Participation throughout the year will include such organizations as The American Legion, Optimist International, and Rotary International, to name a few.
“Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.”