Middle School

6th Graders Present Persuasive Speeches

For the last few months, 6th graders have been working hard to research, write, and rehearse argumentative and informational speeches. Each student selected a topic about which they are passionate, including topics related to their families, communities and the world.
“Sixth grade speeches always feel like a capstone experience, but having the privilege of performing in front of a live audience made the event all the more celebratory,” said Grade 6 Teacher Brooke Kelly whose class performed the speeches in person for their parents and classmates.

Recent speech topics:
Poaching Is Bad
Space Debris
Public Libraries Need More Government Funding
Why We Should Have a Three Day Weekend
College Athletes Need To Be Paid
Why Hunting Is Good
More Sleep, Less Homework
How the U.S. Failed COVID-19
The Unhealthy Truth of Fast Food
The Benefits of Summer Camp
Why Dogs Are Good for Humans
How Bad Horse Racing Truly Is
Electric Cars
Lung Cancer
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