Speak off-Tuesday 

The corps speak off will be Tuesday at the Knights of Columbus. Relaxed dress 6:30-9:00pm. Below is the information on the topics. 

Monday- sports night 6:30-8:30pm at MQW school. 

Speak Off InformationThe cadet speak off will be held in two phases. This is a wonderful opportunity for cadets to participate.

Phase One: Local Speak Off

Oct 31st: Deadline to Sign Up

November 1st: Local Competition

We will hold our own at Marconi and send TWO cadets. Either one Senior (16-18yrs) and one Junior (12-15yrs) or two Junior.

Phase Two: Provincial Competition

November 19th: Paddon Building/HMCS Cabot

Cadets are to write a speech that is 3-4 minutes (Junior Category) or 4-5 minutes (Senior Category) *Note: times are firm.. must be between the indicated minutes.

The following are the topics they MUST chose from:

1) Do you agree with how the NL Government is handling the provincial deficit? Is there a better way?

2) Breed banning: Are there bad dog breeds or bad dog owners?

3) A critical evaluation of superheroes: Batman, Spiderman or Superman.

4) Should physical education be mandatory for students in all grades?

5) Should college athletes be paid to play?

6) Should the government place an additional tax on junk food?

7) Is standardized testing effective? Is it a good measure of student or school performance?

8) You are the Boss/General: What would you change about the cadet program?

Note: The focus of the cadet’s speech may be broad and may include fictional, historical, symbolic or humorous features.

Also, interested cadets will be shown a rubric for the judging.

Any questions: Contact Lt(N) MacPhee kmacphee@284marconi.com