Twenty-eight students from East Richland Christian Elementary Schools recently participated inthe Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Elementary Speech Meet held at Cypress Christian School in Galloway, Ohio. Ten Christian schools from southern and eastern Ohio participated in this year's speech meet.

Students in grades one through six prepared and presented selections of poetry, Bible memorization, fables and folklore, patriotic oration, or dramatic Bible prose before a panel of judges. Students were judged on vocal/facial expression, platform presence and poise, voice and speech quality, and in some categories, an explanation of the passage presented.

East Richland Christian School students were rewarded for their efforts by receiving 18 superior ratings, nine excellent ratings, and one good rating.

Coordinators, Kathy Morgan and Susan Morgan, enjoyed coaching the students and watching each of them develop their speaking and presentation skills.

East Richland Christian Schools is a ministry of East Richland Evangelical Friends Church located on Rt.40 in St. Clairsville, providing a quality, Christian Education to students in preschool through the 12th grades. For information about East Richland Christian Schools or the enrollment process, call 740-695-2005 or visit us on our website at