What Some Fear More Than Death ...


January 11, 2023

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River Ridge Speech Team with head coach Judy Tippett.

Believe it or not, some studies have shown that there are many people who fear having to speak in public more than being eaten alive by a shark, bear or other large carnivore. So, the saying that speech kids hold onto is a simple one: "What some people fear more than death, we do for fun!"

Covid riddled a lot of High school extra curricular events, but it nearly killed competitive speaking. But now that the days of being forced to wear a mask while trying to deliver a dramatic interpretation are over, local speech teams are busy rebuilding their programs. Last Saturday, River Ridge held th...

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