MDI to present speech tournament

Posted Dec. 09, 2012, at 2:32 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 10, 2012, at 9:52 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1970 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Mount Desert Island H.S., Route 233, Bar Harbor , Maine

For more information: Marjory Russakoff, speech coach and meet coordinator; 244-4313

BAR HARBOR, Maine — The Speech Team at Mount Desert Island High School will host a day-long speech tournament sanctioned by the Maine Forensics Association 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in classrooms throughout the school.

Teams from other high schools in all parts of Maine will travel to MDI to compete in categories of prose, poetry, original works , storytelling, original oratory, dramatic and humorous presentations and extemporaneous speaking. Judges trained to assess these varied presentations will listen and write critiques.

The competition is free and open to the public.

MDI speech team members are Jane Pappas, captain; Malcolm Clough, Jacob Frankel, Sam Jacobson, Cassidy Parady and Max Swann. They will present works by Ruth Moore, Ray Bradbury, Anna Quindlen, Sarah Vowell , Katha Pollitt and Paul Hawken.