Speech Team

  • Advisors

    Brandon Russell



    Dr. Sandra Wieser-Matthews


    ** If you are interested in Speech please contact Mr. Russell or Dr. Wieser-Matthews via above email addresses.

    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 (L to R. Evelyn, Lila, Justine, Maddie, Elsa, Sam).

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    <-- Prior Lake February 2019. CHAMPS!!