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Who: All interested 6th, 7th and 8th graders are welcome to join.

What: The focus of DECLAM is to coach students on the finer points of successful public speaking and to encourage consistent improvement. Students choose from 16 classic speech categories including Prose, Poetry, Drama, Oratory, etc.

When: Apply in November through early December. Meet after school from December through February. There are four Saturday competitions, January through February, at different District 196 middle schools.

Where: FRMS Media Center for practices; different District 196 middle schools for meets.

Cost: $44

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Michael Skaar

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Falcon Ridge Middle School

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Meeting on Monday, Nov. 25 in the Choir Room/170:

  • Lunch 1 (6th & 8th Grades) 
  • Lunch 3 (6th & 7th Grades) 

Research practices start Dec. 2, 3-4:45 p.m. in the library.See Mr. Skaar or Mrs. Last if you can’t be at or missed the meeting.