The topics for the 2015 St John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival have been announced by our Archdiocese. They are copied below. These topics, along with more details about the Oratorical Festival, are also available on the Oratorical page of our Church School website.
Our St. Nicholas Parish St John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival is scheduled for Sunday, March 15, 2015.
Oratorical Festival Participation
All Church School students participate in our Parish Oratorical Festival.
However, the Oratorical Festival topics below are for students in 6th to 12th Grade.
(Students in Preschool to 5th Grade are given other special assignments by their teachers.)
Students in 10th to 12th Grade write an essay on one of the Senior Division topics.
Students in 6th to 9th Grade write an essay on one of the Junior Division topics.
(Officially, the Junior Division includes 7th through 9th Grades. However, Fr. Nick would like our 6th Graders to participate and get prepared for next year.)
All 6th to 12th Grade students are also encouraged to deliver their speeches before the panel of judges on Sunday, March 15, 2015.
As in previous years, Fr. Nick will review all Oratorical Festival work (Preschool through 12th Grade) and provide valuable feedback to all students.
Parents of 6th to 12th Grade Church School students are asked to please discuss the following topics with their children and help them choose a topic. It is very important. And it can be a lot of fun.
2015 St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival Topics
Junior Division (Grades 7–9)
Senior Division (Grades 10–12)
Oratorical Festival Resources
Our Church School Library contains many books and other resources that were specially selected to help our students prepare and write their speeches for each year's St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival. The Library is continuously updated with new books and material that relate directly to the Oratorical Festival topics.
A list of all available material in the Church School Library is available at the Church School website.
The Church School Library is housed in the bookcase next to the door that connects the Conference Room to the Church Office. Check it out!