They speak of Compassion. They speak of Discovery. They affirm the merits of Patriotism, Persistence and Passion. The annual Eighth Grade Declamations is as a Middle School milestone and often the launch of future public speakers. Guided by English teachers and the Center for Leadership’s public speaking expertise, students learn the challenges and power of a well-planned, practiced and executed presentation. Something many don't experience until adulthood.
Gareth Fancher, Head of Middle School
The Declamations program truly unites and builds a community of learners. Students support each other and encourage peers to reach their full potential. It's rewarding to see young students grow, mature, gain confidence and develop character traits that will serve them far beyond our classroom walls."