Freshmen Large Group Speech Team

  • Announcements:

    Look for updates in September for Freshmen Speech Team auditions. Auditions will most likely take place in early October and rehearsals will begin immediately after auditions. 

    What is 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, Choral Reading, Readers Theatre, Mime, Improvisation, and many more. 

    The Freshmen Speech Team is for all 9th graders who think they like to perform, act, and work with others. 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 build relationships with peers as well as meet others from surrounding schools at the District and State Contests as well as the All-State Festivals. 

  • Contest Dates:

    • Family and Friends Night: TBD
    • Large Group District Contest: Saturday, January 20, 2018
    • Large Group State Contest: Saturday, February 3, 2018
    • Large Group All-State Festival: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ Iowa State University Campus in Ames



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

2016 Choral Reading
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