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Public Speaking in Unit III

Using student recognition as a backdrop, Unit III students recently participated in an activity called Star Student, in which they composed a narrative about themselves featuring their hobbies, favorite things, and family stories. The students delivered their personal presentations to their classmates, then, in a second part of the activity, they read an inspirational quote over the main office speaker system, for all students on campus. “They choose a famous quote and write a paragraph about why they chose that quote and what it means to them,” said Unit III teacher Dana Pease. “The whole student body, faculty and staff, were able to hear their inspirational messages in real time,” said Pease, adding that her students’ inspirational quotes often become discussion starters for Unit III as well as students in other grades. “This opportunity tapped into students’ public speaking abilities and allowed each student to help set their intensions and purpose for the day as well.”