Public speaking can increase student confidence in interacting with others in school and in the workplace. Problems like performance anxiety and nervousness can be reduced through the development of speaking skills and the confidence associated with those skills when you're confident about your skills. Public speaking skills helps students to share information meaningful and authoritatively. Readers' Cup provides such an opportunity at Sophia College.
Readers' Cup is a state wide competition for student readers. Teams of four to five students together read a set of books, and then compete with other teams to answer quiz questions from the books. Students from Sophia College have competed in, and had success in, regional and state competitions.