Have any of you guys ever had to do a Declamation in school (just a fancy way for saying "memorize something and recite it to your class"). My school makes a HUGE deal out of Declamation. We have to do it for class 3 times a year during Freshman and Sophmore years. And then every term there is a declamation contest where I think you can win scholorship money or something like that. We even have to dress up in professional attire for it. Basically, declamation in my school is only second behind maybe JCL. Last term I declamed the "People will come" speech that Terrance Mann (James Earl Jones) gave in Field of Dreams. Sticking with the theme of baseball, this term I am declaming Ted Williams HOF speech. When I choose this I didnt know how hard it would be to memorize it. I know most of it but its like Williams but a ton of small words in it that you would expect to be other words (like "this" instead of "that"). Its a great speech but its just proving to be wicked hard to learn. And I have to know it by Monday, eh, I volunteered to go first so hopefully that will ease my nerves about it a little more. But yeah, have any of you guys ever have to do this in school?