Freshmen Individual Events Speech Team

  • Announcements:

    Look for updates in September for Freshmen Speech Team auditions. Auditions will most likely take place in early October and rehearsals for IE (Individual Events Speech) will begin the end of January.

    What is Individual Events Speech?

    Speech is like a drama club. A lot of times people hear "speech" and they picture standing in front of an audience and giving an informational speech. Though, that is one category students may participate in, there are many categories in Speech to choose from ranging from Acting, After Dinner Speaking, Prose, Poetry, Public Address, Expository Address, Solo Mime, Individual Improvisation, and others. 

    The Freshmen IE Speech Team is for all 9th graders who think they like to perform and act independently. This is also for students who might be nervous about getting in front of people and want to practice and gain experience speaking in front of an audience for their future careers and endeavors. Speech is a great way for students to grow self-confidence while building relationships with peers. Students also have the opportunity to meet others from surrounding schools at the District and State Contests as well as the All-State Festivals.

  • Contest Dates:

    • IE District Contest: Saturday, February 24, 2018
    • IE State Contest: Saturday, March 10, 2018 (This is the Saturday before Spring Break! If you participate in IE Speech, DO NOT plan vacations until after this date.)
    • IE All-State Festival: Monday, March 26, 2018 @ University of Northern Iowa Campus in Cedar Falls



    If you have questions regarding the Freshmen IE Speech Team or would like more information, please contact coach LeAnn Oldenburger at

2016 IE Speech Team
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