At North Heights Christian Academy we believe that successful elementary and middle school curricula include opportunities for students to develop excellent public speaking skills. NHCA’s Annual Speech Meet allows students to memorize speeches in the areas of poetry, Biblical text, fable and folklore, patriotic oration, and in sixth grade, original speech. The Speech Meet is designed with a goal of allowing each student to achieve a personal best effort, rather than a competition between students.
Students are evaluated in the areas of Expression, Platform Presence and Voice and Speech. Students receive points from judges in these categories and are given an award in the Superior, Excellent, Good or Honorable Mention categories. Students receiving a designation of Superior deliver their speech in front of the NHCA student body at the closing event of the Speech Meet.