Eighth (8th) grade students will be required to participate in the annual Winter Production (scheduled for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8) performed for the public OR in-class winter play to be performed for other classes.  Each student must do one or the other. No exceptions. Dress Rehearsal is 4:30pm - 6:30pm at the high school auditorium, with performance following at 7:00pm.
    Students will be required to participate and/or work the annual JKO Speech Tournament held at Branson Junior High on Saturday, March 3, 2018. NO exceptions! 
    Students will also be required to perform FOUR (4) of the Ten (10) types of speeches/performances IN CLASS during the spring second semester.  Students may choose from Storytelling, Radio, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Duet, Humorous Duet, Prose, Slam Poetry, Lip Sync, or Poetry. Students opting to compete in Spring Competition are exempt from the in-class performances; however, Spring Competition is selected/limited. Auditions are held in class prior to the first competition (March 3, 2017).
    ALL students (8th grade) will be required to present an Original Oratory during January. These are the persuasive speeches written in his/her 8th grade English class.  
    Students will be required to participate IN CLASS Debate OR Original Oratory/Persuasive Speech during the month of May.