The faculty, staff, and families of Western Academy would like to extend to you a warm invitation to attend The Bard Middle School Speech Tournament scheduled for Saturday, March 8, 2014.
The primary aim of the Bard competition is to establish a premier speech event for the Houston middle school community that promotes the art of forensics with a special emphasis on goodness, truth, and beauty, the hallmarks of Western Civilization and the heart of our liberal arts vision of education at Western Academy.
The second annual Bard competition will be an excellent opportunity for talented poets, thespians, and speakers from around the Houston area to showcase their abilities utilizing pieces from the evolving tradition of the English canon that reflect the aesthetics and sensibility that form the Western Way, as we like to call it here.
Please consider volunteering your time to assist in offering hospitality to the contestants from the various schools competing in the tournament as well as their families. We are also always in need of judges for the events. Please contact Adam Thompson with any questions that you may have about the event.