The Oratorical is one of those events where you can see just how you will do on a stage. You write a 10- minute speech on an issue concerning the Constitution, then memorize it. My speech was on the debt crisis in the United States and how to deal with this issue. I hoped to show all the possible solutions then propose my opinion on the most feasible solution.
I thought I had my speech memorized pretty well, but of course, not well enough. I was picked to go third which was nice, because I had a little time in the library to review my speech one last time. I got half way through my first paragraph before I choked, and it wasn't even the biggest paragraph. After I got over the first hump, I had no problem with the rest of my speech. In the end, I am glad that I did the oratorical. It is something I will never forget.