Mission of JRSSI

Junior Summer Speech Institute

Events Covered

  • Prose Interpretation
  • Humorous Interpretation
  • Dramatic Duo
  • Dramatic Interpretation
  • Poetry Interpretation
  • Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Extemporaneous Reading
  • Original Oratory
  • Informative Speaking
  • Great Speeches
  • Storytelling
  • Creative Expression


The goal of the Junior Summer Speech Institute is to get students excited about speech in an educational, fun, and non-threatening environment. As no experience is necessary to attend, students will learn the basics of speech development while engaging in daily vocal warm-ups, skills workshops, individual coaching sessions with Junior teachers, and Gustie Value Sessions.

  • Understand the process of speech creation
  • Learn how to research, outline, and write a speech in public address
  • Learn the dramatic structure, character development, and practice methods in interpretation events
  • Develop a passion for performance
  • Create a performance you can be proud of
  • Learn how a speech tournament works
  • Surround yourself with other students that have the same amount of experience that you do

The GAC-JRSSI Competitive Edge

  • 1:4 coach to student ratio
  • Get a leg up on the competition
  • Dedicate an entire week to intensive forensics training
  • Spend one week being surrounded by people who share your passion for forensics