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Middle School Assemblies/Speakers

15 years 1 month ago #54894 by TXNorthcutts
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Does anyone have an idea for a great motivational speaker for 6th-8th graders or some type of assembly that will keep their interests?

[ 09-18-2004, 03:30 PM: Message edited by: TXNorthcutts ]
15 years 4 weeks ago #54895 by juliedio
Replied by juliedio on topic Middle School Assemblies/Speakers
Mac Bledsoe, father of Buffalo Bills QB Drew Bledsoe was in our area last Fall. He presented to both HS and MS students and they LOVED him! He also did a presentations for parents in the evening, and was again warmly received. More info on him can be found on his website at
I promise, you will not be disappointed. He speaks primarily on good decision making. He is, by trade, a HS english teacher. He is very engaging and gets on the students level and really talks about some hard issues like bullying and prejudice. Check him out! Good luck!
15 years 4 weeks ago #54896 by backhoed
Replied by backhoed on topic Middle School Assemblies/Speakers
We had some really great motivational speakers come to our middle school last year. Check out their websites.
Kevin Wanzer -
Michael Pritchard -

Michael was the voice of YODA in Star Wars and also did Cookie Monster for Sesame Street

Both these speakers are impressive and the kids really liked them alot.
15 years 3 weeks ago #54897 by granger
Replied by granger on topic Middle School Assemblies/Speakers
The middle school kids at our school really got into the assembly to learn how to Stack Cups. It's called speed stacking or something like that. It was very popular and the kids talked about it for a long time! I know they have a website but I can't remember the name. Search speed stacking and you'll find it.
14 years 11 months ago #54898 by Momski
Here's the link - sounds really fun!

Also try the National Speaker Association website for more ideas:

Just because you live in NY and the speaker is in CA - check their website - sometimes you can piggyback an event if they are speaking in your area and save $$$.


[ 10-28-2004, 10:16 PM: Message edited by: Momski ]
14 years 6 months ago #54899 by Chrissie
Replied by Chrissie on topic Middle School Assemblies/Speakers
David Parker - or provides keynote presentations to middle school and high school students. He can tailor the engagement to your school's needs (like if there is a particular theme). He's toured nationally and has a slew of references.
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