Sophomore Verisimilitude Speeches
Cameron Oglesby portrayed a wealthy woman from the Mt. Vesuvius eruption. Dressed for the part, she gave a vivid account of the ancient eruption in Pompeii.
The Leadership sophomores have been working on a very exciting project in their communications class. Ms. Stewart assigned a "verisimilitude" speech, in which students must portray a character from a famous event in history. Topics include the Boston Tea Party, the ancient volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, the 1980 USA vs. Russia olympic hockey game, and so many more. Not only does this assignment allow students to show off their speaking and acting skills, but also their ability to create a costume. Both of these aspects help the retelling of each student's historical event come to life.