We are looking for our 8th grade Closing Ceremony speaker!

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This year, an 8th grade student will be chosen to represent the class of 2022 at the 8th grade Closing Ceremony.

The student speaker’s speech represents the entire 8th grade and reflects on their years in Middle School. This speech represents the culmination of the Middle School experience.

If you would like to deliver this year’s speech, here is what you need to do:
 Compose a speech that you think represents our 8th grade and your collective years in Middle School. Share this speech with your advisor by 8:20 a.m., Monday May, 7.

Your advisor will read through your speech and give you feedback. Make any changes your advisor recommends. Practice your speech so you feel confident and comfortable. Audition. You will present your speech in front of a panel of teachers who will choose the speaker. The date for auditions is May 16 or 17.

If you would like to pursue this opportunity, you should begin working with your advisor right away. If you have any questions, feel free to ask your advisor.

Here are some tips for writing a successful Closing Ceremony speech.

Speeches of the Fiery Trial

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Click here for our work on Calhoun, Truth, and Douglass.


  • Determine and analyze a text’s central ideas.
  • Compare and contrast ideas from different texts.
  • Respond to texts, using evidence and examples to support my analysis and response.

You can also find the GoogleDoc of this assignment on GoogleClassroom.

If you work on paper by hand, turn in your work to me. If you work online, submit it on GoogleClassroom. Please make sure everyone’s names and English section are on everything. Submit links to videos on GoogleClassroom.

Throughout, utilize the Notice and Note signposts to help you understand the texts.