Memorial High School - Reata Yearbook (Houston, TX)

 - Class of 1981

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Memorial High School - Reata Yearbook (Houston, TX) online yearbook collection, 1981 Edition, Page 238 of 296
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Vocal skills talents preval indebate, speech classes Famous orator and author Mark Twain once said, "It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech." This paradoxical attitude may seem familiar to Speech and Debate students. Speakers are given time to prepare for their assignments, but performing requires poise and quick thinking. "It lSpeech and Debatel improves the student's thinking process," said Debate and Speech II teacher, Mrs. lean Boles. Speech also teaches the student to express himself effectively. One pur- pose of Speech is to allow the student "to acquire the art of oral com- munication," said Department Chair-man, Mrs. Edelweiss Ames. To acquire these characteristics, the students must perform orations on a wide range of subjects. "They do speeches to inform, convince, per- suade, inspire and entertain," added Mrs. Ames. The course's practicality does not end with the acquisition of con- fidence. It also offers lessons that can be used in one's future experiences. "Speech is a very rewarding class. For example, you can make a good impression on a job interview by ap- plying what you learned in Speech," said Sophomore Susan Hillman. Each Speech student has his own reasons for taking the class. One motive is that it is a prerequisite for Debate. Debate is a class which is often misinterpreted as a roomful of people arguing about something of little im- portance. "Debate is not just argu- ment, and it's more structured than discussion," explained Mrs. Boles. The Debate squad was fewer in 236 I Speech!Debate I Class discussions were held in Speech located Frequent orations were a part of the in the T-shacks. juniors Ed Mundy tries to routine in Speech classes Poised make a point in a talk he's giving. Photo by podium Sophomore Molly Quigley Scott Coleman. her duty Photo by Scott Coleman

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ym Students found the gym stuffy during an Girls' gym activities included volleyball and Freshman Samona Gymelli shows an unusual nusually warm winter, Sophomore Frank table tennis. Freshman Carmen Haroun form for a forehand return while playing bad- game. Photo by Scott Coleman. game. Photo by Scott Coleman. Coleman. reates his own ventilation during 3 prepares to return a shot during a ping-pong minton during a girls gym class. Photo by Scott got their blood pressure taken in Health classes. Senior Rino Guerra sits while the nurse listens to his pulse Photo by Scott Coleman. ilk.. sms.. Ig'- , 19.5 'Q sit K aw it 'su . lx gk lol ' 51 Health! Gym I



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-ui" .zslfft Debaters often use their hands to emphasize especially important points in their presenta- tions. Iunior Doug Griffith practices his debating technique. Photo by Scott Coleman. Careful planning and a great deal of forethought go into successful debating. junior Ray Berry presents his side of the issue in class. Photo by Scott Coleman. 4' 3 . ' is C , . . 1. .4- Rehearsals for speech were sometimes held on the second floor of the library. Sophomores Andrea Hoffman and Iulie Roberts practice "A Mug of Beer." Photo by Scott Coleman. Careful timing was an important part of debating. Teacher lean Boles gives a one minute signal to a debater. Photo by Scott Coleman. Speech!Debate 0 237

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