Speech Class Recap

May 2, 2017

As our school year winds down this is a perfect opportunity to reflect on all of the positives our Speech class has experienced. This semester students have bought into the idea of making their voice count. We started the semester with informal special occasion speeches and then moved forward to the more complex informative and persuasive speeches. Lexington is blessed to have such a variety of cultures and ethnic backgrounds in its school system. We definitely got to experience a full spectrum of perspectives as each student diligently brought to light a topic they were passionate about.

One of the highlights of this last quarter was our “Interp Design,” competition. Students had the opportunity to redesign the lines and colors of the infamous Jordan 1 sneaker. They also built a speech to justify each one of their modifications. A lot of positive buzz was generated around this idea. One of the incentives was the opportunity of winning a personalized Jordan 1 sneaker designed by Muralist “HopeArt91.” Each speech was very powerful and this created a lot of positive competition. As an educator I feel blessed to be part of such a project. This project definitely created the energy needed to close out the year.

Our semester recap wouldn’t be complete without highlighting the success of our Speech team. We are excited to be taking Nayely Guido and Adrian Gomez to Birmingham, Alabama for the National Speech & Debate Competition. We have all the confidence in the world that Lexington, Nebraska will be well represented. #Every voice matters