I can remember the first time that I did WW Fenn. There I was as a 6th grader sitting in Ms. Motts class pondering on which topic I should choose. To me it was like picking the weapon you want to get beat with. I hated it, I didn’t want to do it at all and I didn’t want to have to memorize a poem or a speech or whatever I was picking. I ended up “choosing” the gettysburg address which wasn’t awful but it was long. I didn’t know how I was going to memorize this in two weeks. I was scared out of my mind. Well I can tell you what happened, of course I did it but after a few bumps in the road. Little minor things like forgetting the whole last 5 sentences. Nothing big. I can say that in sixth grade it all started.
This year in the 8th grade I’m going to pick a topic that I’m comfortable with and that I like. I want this year to be different from all the rest, I want to feel good about doing well in this, I want to possibly recite it in front of the whole school. This is not one of my most favorite things about the school year but I always want to succeed in it so I can prove to myself that I can speak in public and not go into a nervous breakdown. My thoughts on WW Fenn would be keep doing it. It helps kids like me get over their fear of public speaking and not put it aside but to hit it head on.