On Saturday, November 5th Mr. Craig Healy invited students to participate in the Sea Dragon Speech Tournament. Contestants could choose one or more speaking categories among Original Oratory, Oral Interpretation, Dramatic/Humorous Interpretation, and Impromptu Speech.
At DAIS, we are proud of the English language skills our students demonstrate every day and we feel that the Speech Tournament is a perfect opportunity to highlight these skills to the greater community.
"As an educator involved in coaching and judging speech and debate for more than a decade, I was absolutely floored at the level of insight, craft and fluency displayed by our students last Saturday. Demonstrating oratorical proficiency in what was, in many cases, a second language denotes a high degree of preparation, diligence and self-confidence. I could not be prouder of the accomplishments of our DAIS and DHS students."
Mr. Craig Healy
The tournament was modelled after High School Speech Events in the United States and offered students an opportunity to hone their language and performance skills in a variety of fun, engaging and competitive events. Whether it was crafting and delivering a unique speech, reenacting a famous scene from theatre or film, performing a dramatic reading from a famous work of literature, or battling against time to craft a speech on a random topic assigned to them, students utilized their oral language skills in a way that was engaging to them.
A big thank you to our judges Mr. Healy, Mr. Singleton and Mr. Mazarakis who gave up their Saturday to lead the event.
Congratulations to the winners:
|Category||First Place||Second Place|
|Dramatic Interpretation||Emily Cong||Annie Cong|
|Impromptu||Aman Tesfu||Suah Lee|
|Oral Interpretation||Misa Irie||Dmitry Ulyakhin|
|Audience Choice||Angela Zhen||Dmitry Ulyakhin|
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