2016-17 Category Topics

Topics for Moments in History, Special Occasion, and Storytelling change annually. These 2016-17 topics were approved at the 2016 fall meeting on September 10.

Moments in History:

  • 1990-1999 and / or 1750-1800 (individual student's choice)

Special Occasion:

  • A speech to a veterans' organization
  • A speech in response to a scandal
  • A sales pitch to investors for a new product or invention
  • A dedication for an art exhibit or public art installation


  • A story from Scandinavia
  • A story about food
  • A story about overcoming obstacles
  • A story about technology