During the early portion of every students in school hours, the faculty here at CHS invited a few guest speakers during Monday, December 10th and Wednesday, December 12th to discuss different topics revolving around hostile relationship interactions and opportunities about sports participation. The speakers ranged in quality like all walks of informative entertainment but production wise it was excellent and their choice of words weren’t easy to droop the eyes to. That wasn’t to say the presentations were a below average experience, far from it.
Given that I was originally from Fountain Central High School for most of my middle school years and my freshman year, I had actually been given a similar lecture about the dangers of dating over there from a couple of policemen that had been handling situations close to the material. Comparing the two side by side, juxtaposed to one another, the discussion given here edges out the prior convincingly. The run time was far lengthier so the material was given room to breathe and the room had been given the opportunity to digest it. The speaker spoke her speech with such a spectacle that, even though the material left a sprain, her performance was splendid. The room was kind and understanding to the topics with moments that had actually left the audience muffled, something Crawfordsville High School isn’t known for. The dangers of dating and how virtual consequences can still leave physical ones. Leaving the auditorium, I felt something that hadn’t been close to feeling all the previous times I had walked out those doors; I felt empowered with well I had been informed.
Two days passed and another mandatory school speaker arrived with information about an interesting new activity that favors the kind hearted, as well as the frail hearted. Essentially an hour long advertisement, the people that came provided information about how to participate in the special Olympics. Their presentation had started off fairly well when they chose to get the audience involved and it did leave some docile adrenaline amongst those near my seating area. The message from then on was crystal clear and very determined to get its point across, unfortunately to the detriment of certain points within the remainder of the talk. The amount of pride and honor each member up on stage showed for the passion that they have towards the project is commendable, but their decision of word choice left a ground level audience in the midst of a sky high project. That’s not to say people weren’t entertained and inspired, I was for and will be glancing at this program when the time comes, but it certainly didn’t impact me as much as Monday’s speaker had.