Boarding and Day · Co-ed College Prep · Grades 6–12 & Postgraduate · Hebron, Maine

Words

Hebron Words Program

How is it that some people are amazing public speakers? At Hebron, we believe that everyone can be!  At Hebron, public speaking skills are taught with a unique focus for each grade level, and the concept of being well-spoken is practiced in every classroom.  So, whether you are speaking at the board to describe a math problem or speaking as part of an Economics class debate, you will be guided to speak with confidence, voice, and life through a familiar common language. Eye contact? Check! Poise? Check! Public Speaking? Check!  

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First Word- Students in 9th grade write and perform speeches in the Humanities Curriculum and perform exclusively for their classmates.

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Next Word- Sophomores learn the intricacies of a Pecha Kucha style speech performance, incorporating a slideshow presentation to their talking points.

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In other Words- New juniors learn how to perform someone else’s speech or monolog- think Martin Luther King, Gloria Steinem or Ghandi…
All Juniors have practical workshops and Mock Interview experience before spring college visits.

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The Last Word- Seniors and Postgraduates perform a speech of their own devising before the school community. Topics range from “How to build the perfect paper airplane” to “Why I want to study microbiology.”