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This tournament is open to all students who have applied to the Mount and have listed Mount Saint Joseph as either their first or second choice school. The student ultimately must be accepted by Mount Saint Joseph High School to be considered a valid participant in the tournament.
Students who are interested should write a speech on one of the following topics below, and be prepared to deliver it to a panel of current Mount Saint Joseph faculty members as well as current senior members of the Speech & Debate Team on the day of the competition.
The questions are:
Outside of your family members, whom do you admire the most? Why?
What types of things can you do to emulate that person?
More than just a Messiah, Jesus was also a great prophet and teacher, using
parables and stories to spread his ministry. Choose a parable or teaching of Jesus.
Tell us about it. What message is Jesus trying to convey? What does that message
mean to you? What are you doing to live out that message?
President Jimmy Carter once remarked, “Whether the borders that divide us are
picket fences or national boundaries, we are all neighbors in a global community.”
What can you do to be a better neighbor to others? What can your school do to
be a better neighbor in the community? What can America do to be a better
neighbor on an international level?