Ōdate Kitaakita JHS Recitation and Speech Contest 2015

Details
Date28 August, 2015
LocationTakanosu, Kōryū Center
No. of participants99
Speech winner
TitleI'm a Baseball Girl
StudentAkino Nagai
GenderF
Grade3
School Kamikoani
ALTOwen Cunningham
JTEAkio Minato
Recitation winner
TitleChanging the World
StudentSeina Sato
GenderF
Grade3
School Ōdate Minami
ALTBrian Lafever
JTESumiko Ambo
2014 2016

The 2015 Ōdate Kitaakita JHS Recitation & Speech Contest (第47回大館北秋田中学校英語暗唱弁論大会) was held on Friday 28th August at Kitaakita City Kōryū Center (北秋田市交流センター) in Takanosu. 99 students took part in the competition, performing a total of 66 performances (25 speeches, 33 recitations, and 8 skits). This year the number of competing schools decreased by 2 as Hanaoka Junior High School, Ōdate Dai Ni Junior High School and Yatate Junior High School merged into Hokuyō Junior High School. This year was the 47th annual competition.

Program

8:30 ~ Reception
8:50 ~ Opening Ceremony
9:10 ~ Recitations (1st & 2nd grade)
11:20 ~ Recitations (3rd grade)
12:30 ~ Lunch
13:15 ~ 1st grade skits
14:00 ~ Speeches
16:20 ~ Judging
16:40 ~ Closing ceremony (awards)
17:00 End

Judges

  • Ms. Kimiko Yamamoto (山本 貴見子 先生) - 秋田県立大館鳳鳴高等学校教諭(兼)教育専門監
  • Mr. Yoshiyuki Sugawara (菅原 芳行 先生) - 秋田県立北鷹高等学校 教諭
  • Mr. Max Raskin - 秋田県立北鷹高等学校 ALT

Rules

2015 Info
  • Speeches and recitations should be under 5 minutes in length.
    • If time take is between 5:01~5:10 the student will have 1 point deducted for each second they are overtime. e.g. a student whose time is 5:04 will have 4 points deducted from their score.
    • If a student goes over 5:11 they will be disqualified.
  • Recitation
    • Delivery 60%, pronunciation 40%
  • Speech
    • Content 40%, delivery 40%, pronunciation 20%.
  • Students don't have to bow or announce title before speaking.
  • Students may bring script with them to the podium, but if they use it they will lose points.
  • If a students forgets part of their speech for more than 10 seconds, they will reminded.
  • Similar to the JHS Prefectural Speech Contest
    • No overacting, and no props.
    • Students must not stand beside of or in front of the podium at any point.
    • All judges must be in agreement before a student will be deducted points.

Results

The top award is the Most excellent award. This award is given to 2 students, one for the speech and one for recitation. Other students who were impressive are given an Excellent award, and all other students who partake in the competition are awarded a Very good. All students received a certificate.

1st & 2nd Grade Recitations

# Students Grade Gender School Recitation Award
1 Kenshin Yanagidake 2 M Kokusai Jōhō I Have a Dream Excellent
2 Shogo Saito 1 M Aikawa Zorba's Promise
3 Nanami Yamauchi 2 F Ōdate Dai Ichi Can Anyone Hear Me?
Judges left the room for a discussion
4 Rea Kasuga 1 F Ōdate Dai Ichi What Color is Love? Excellent
5 Sumire Nagasaki 2 F Takanosu Echo
6 Yuka Hagino 1 F Kamikoani Pete and the Orange Men Excellent
7 Yuna Matsuoka 2 F Aikawa Try to Be the Only One
8 Ayase Maruya 1 F Ōdate Dai Ichi A Funny Job
9 Ayane Narita 2 F Hokuyō Can Anyone Hear Me?
10 Shiho Miura 1 F Aikawa Mother Teresa
11 Kano Abe 2 F Shimokawazoi I'll Always Love You
12 Yuno Ito 2 F Ōdate Minami Try to Be the Only One
13 Risako Kubo 2 F Takanosu Can Anyone Hear Me?
14 Sakura Osanai 2 F Ōdate Higashi Zorba's Promise Excellent
15 Yuna Kato 2 F Tashiro Limelight Excellent
16 Seiya Yamaguchi 2 M Kokusai Jōhō Human Rights for All
17 Hanae Takeda 2 F Moriyoshi I Have a Dream Excellent
18 Eiko Oba 2 F Ōdate Dai Ichi Kiki's Delivery Service
19 Hina Yasui 2 F Takanosu Minami Can Anyone Hear Me? Excellent
20 Fuka Matsuyama 2 F Hokuyō The Fall of Freddie the Leaf Excellent
21 Funa Kuroda 2 F Seishō The Emerald Lizard

3rd Grade Recitations

# Students Gender School Recitation Award
1 Yudai Ishikawa M Ōdate Dai Ichi After Twenty Years Excellent
2 Hina Fujishima F Takanosu Minami The Fall of Freddie the Leaf
3 Seina Sato F Ōdate Minami Changing the World Most excellent
4 Nozomi Ito F Aikawa Changing the World
5 Fumika Notoya F Ōdate Dai Ichi The Fall of Freddie the Leaf
6 Miyu Sakuraba F Takanosu Something for Joey
7 Chino Watanabe F Seishō Life and Nature
8 Suzune Hatakeyama F Kokusai Jōhō The Giving Tree Excellent
9 Keitaro Yamada M Kamikoani Once upon a Home upon a Home
10 Yume Yoshiwara F Hinai The Fall of Freddie the Leaf
11 Itsuki Kudo M Tashiro A Moment of Peace Excellent
12 Mai Sawafuji F Aikawa Visas for 6,000 Lives Excellent

1st Grade Skits

# Students Gender School Recitation Award
1 Fu Abe
Riku Ishikawa
Yousuke Tsushima
Wakana Okumura
Risa Hatakeyama
Riho Hatazawa
M
M
M
F
F
F
Hokuyō Rikuemon's magic? Excellent
2 Sota Kudo
Naoya Shimizu
Keita Watanabe
Yui Shoji
Miyu Shinbayashi
Niina Matsuura
M
M
M
F
F
F
Moriyoshi Our school life Excellent
3 Naoya Takeda
Ryo Takeda
Madoka Abukawa
Fuko Takahashi
Mina Nakazawa
M
M
F
F
F
Ōdate Minami Try Japanese Food
4 Shuhei Oda
Kanto Komatsu
Maki Ishida
Misaki Yamada
M
M
F
F
Ani A Donkey in the Desert Excellent
5 Maya Abukawa
Kanako Okuro
Miku Saito
Konatsu Sakuraba
Yuka Tamura
Aimi Tayama
Haruna Yamauchi
F
F
F
F
F
F
F
Ōdate Higashi A Magic Box -Higashi JHS version-
6 Hinata Shimazaki
Shoya Matsuo
Soki Misawa
Usumi Sato
Kanami Sato
M
M
M
F
F
Takanosu We don't like English Excellent
7 Nanako Ito
Noa Minasa
Taiga Yamada
Nene Yamaguchi
Sora Watanabe
F
F
M
F
M
Kokusai Jōhō A Magic Box
8 Hiromu Hatakeyama
Yuya Sato
Tomoko Tsuya
M
M
F
Takanosu America is dangerous Excellent

Speeches

# Student Grade Gender School Speech Title Award
1 Genta Togashi 2 M Ōdate Minami Challenge to win
2 Akino Nagai 3 F Kamikoani I'm a Baseball Girl Most excellent
3 Akari Kondo 2 F Seishō I Want To Be a Bridal Stylist
4 Aika Yanagiya 2 F Ani The Joy of Playing Music
5 Kohei Ito 3 M Hokuyō Listen to their inner voice Excellent
6 Ran Fukushi 3 F Takanosu Listen to their inner voice
7 Yuka Iwasawa 2 F Shimokawazoi The Importance of Life
8 Yume Sugawara 3 F Kokusai Jōhō Eating Green Tea Excellent
9 Daichi Ito 3 M Ōdate Minami To be myself Excellent
10 Yuto Ono 3 M Ani Messages from Small Lives
11 Takunoshin Sato 3 M Seishō Life
12 Nami Morikawa 3 F Moriyoshi To fulfil my dream
13 Fumiya Chiba 2 M Ōdate Higashi The Teacher Who Gave Me Magic Words Excellent
14 Hoin Takeda 2 M Ōdate Minami Shogi - A Deep and Fascinating World Excellent
15 Kana Nakajima 3 F Takanosu Run to the Light
16 Nanase Hatakeyama 1 F Kamikoani My Dream Excellent
17 Hikaru Hanata 2 F Seishō For My Future
18 Hanano Fukuoka 2 F Ōdate Higashi Memories of My Grandfather
19 Nana Irie 2 F Kamikoani Moving, Learning, Growing Excellent
20 Mei Kagaya 2 F Ani Take a Step Forward
21 Sakurako Kitabayashi 3 F Tashiro Let's Make Our furosato Happy
22 Ai Sato 3 F Seishō My New Zealand Diary
23 Komei Suzuki 3 M Ani A Dreamland Excellent
24 Kaito Matsue 3 M Shimokawazoi English is My Magic Spell Excellent
25 Chisato Narita 3 F Ōdate Higashi To let their flowers bloom -My Valuable Experiences-

ALTs

School E ME ALT Students
Kamikoani 3 1 Owen Cunningham 5
Takanosu 2 Rebecca Chen 13
Takanosu Minami 1 Domonique Owens 2
Moriyoshi 2 Russel Morris 8
Ani 2 Aaron Heldmyer 8
Aikawa 1 Maeleen Arce 5
Hokuyō 3 Pierrot Fillion 9 12
Tashiro 2 3
Ōdate Dai Ichi 2 Brian Lafever 6 16
Ōdate Minami 2 1 10
Ōdate Higashi 2 Carey Bibb 11 14
Shimokawazoi 1 3
Hinai Michelle Berent 1 7
Seishō 6
Kokusai Jōhō 3 Vanessa Lopez-Sotomayor 9
Total 26 2 11 99

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