Speech Team

  • Advisors
    Brandon Russsel

    651-744-2007

    brandon.russell@spps.org

    Bobbi Schiller

    651-744-7594

    bobbi.schiller@spps.org

    If you are interested in Speech please contact Mr. Russell at brandon.russell@spps.org

    Speech can be a great experience to build skills in: public speaking, writing, research, performance, time management, creativity, and networking. 

    Timely article: Check It Out 

    Key quote: "Part of the reason the Stoneman Douglas students have become stars in recent weeks is in no small part due to the fact that they are in a school system that boasts, for example, of a 'system-wide debate program that teaches extemporaneous speaking from an early age.' Every middle and high school in the district has a forensics and public-speaking program."


    Tournament season is mid/late January through the end of March with tournaments on Saturdays. You do not need to go to every tournament. You can also go to tournaments as an observer.

    Group practice once a week. Individual practices with a coach or captain by appointment. 

    You can letter in it even as a first year student on team.

    There are 13 categories: Interpretive Categories and Public Address which include... Drama, Poetry, Prose, Humorous, Dramatic Duo, Storytelling, Extemp Reading, Creative Expression, Original Oratory, Informative, Extemp Speaking, Great Speeches, Discussion

    2017-18 Speech

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