One of my students, Grant, is starting High School this year. He is a tall, enthusiastic young man with a beautiful face and a wonderful smile who hopes to play basketball on the freshman team. Although he has a strong-sounding voice when he is making comments, when he has to organize his thoughts and talk at the same time, his voice fades away until he cannot be heard. We did some breathing and voice projection activities today, along with fine-tuning the precision of some of his speech sounds. I hope he will continue to practice these techniques when he leaves for vacation next week.