5th Grade Speech Contest
A highlight of the public speaking curriculum is the 5th Grade Dottie Rhett Speech Contest. All students research and write a speech on their chosen topic. Several finalists are selected to present to the entire school and an outside panel of judges. The rest of the students present dramatic readings.
8th grade Speech
A capstone of Charleston Day’s public speaking curriculum is the 8th grade speech. After reflection and consultation with the homeroom teacher, each student writes and delivers a speech to the entire school community during weekly assemblies throughout the year.