As part of its emphasis on educating students in the art of Public Speaking, Regina Coeli Academy conducted its 4th annual Declamation Contest. All students in the 4th - 8th grades were required to choose a famous speech or poem to declaim and to compete against each other in a schoolwide contest. Each year the students look forward to this event with great enthusiasm.
The top 4 declaimers (chosen from 12 finalists) from Regina Coeli Academy will compete against the top four declaimers from the Regina Academies sister-schools, Regina Angelorum Academy (Ardmore) and Regina Luminis Academy (Downingtown).
The top four winners of the 2014 Regina Coeli Academy Declamation Contest declaimed the following:
“St. Crispin Day” Speech from Henry V by William Shakespeare (Poetry Category)
“The Cremation of Sam McGee” by Robert W. Service (Poetry Category)
“The Lion and the Mouse” by Aesop (Prose Category)
Excerpt from “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens (Prose Category)
A declamation speech is the term used to describe the re-giving of a famous speech. The speaker 'lives into' the original, reproducing its power once more.The purpose is for students to directly experience the power of masterfully crafted language. Through imitation the techniques and skills of the original orator are learned.
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