Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Helping Elementary Kids with Speech

Speaking can be a real art form when it's coming from talented and trained individuals. Vol State Speech Team students took their skills to Station Camp Elementary School this spring to help the Station Camp students work on speech skills and then participate in a speech contest.

Dr. Judi Truitt lead the Vol State group as part of her Forensic Practicum class. The Specch Team members helped the elementary students brainstorm ideas, put those ideas down in writing and then form the outline of a speech. In March they competed in the Modern Woodmen of America Speech Contest. And the winners are:

1st place: Jordan Willkerson
2nd place: Jacob White

3rd place: Nehimiah Johnson

Speech Team member Barbara Jackson said: "Children have very active imaginations and are fun to work with. It is wonderful to see how they grasp hold of information."
The project was part of a Service Learning experience. Service Learning is a community based project that ties in directly to what the Vol State students are learning in the classroom.

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