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General Information on Club Participation
 
Speech Club/Team is open to junior high scholars who have an interest in improving their oral speaking skills and who have at least a B- in behavior and a C in all academic subjects.  It is the perfect vehicle for improving oral speaking skills and becoming proficient speakers who are able to address an audience with poise and confidence. The team competes in approximately five events a year. The venues change depending on the school host. The competitions are day long events, and students can participate in one or two categories at each event. The category list and guidelines can be obtained in the 8th grade homeroom. Students choose their own material subject to coaches' approval. Parent supervision throughout the day of the event is required. Appropriate dress is a must-no mention of school or name. Students are expected to exhibit role model behavior at all events.  The entry fee is 5:00 per category. (Covered by annual dues of $50.00) Students may choose to compete in one or two events at each tournament.  Parents are required to supervise students the day of the event and serve as or provide judges (high school student or above). 
 
 
First Tournament of the 2017-2018 Season        
 
Cathedral Chapel School on Saturday, October, 21, 2017
 (See invitation and taco lunch order forms below) 
 
Categories
Morning A Events: Story Telling, Oratorical, Dual Interpretation
Afternoon B Events: Poetry, Sight Reading, Creative Dual
 
Deadlines for Participation in 1st Tournament:
August 30th: Piece chosen, copy for teacher, teacher approval
September 6th: Piece at least 50% memorized
September 13th: 75% memorization
September 20th: Piece 100% memorized
September 27th-October 11th Student has perfected poise, enunciation, volume, gestures, pauses and eye contact
October 18th: Student ready for dress rehearsal and has taken all suggestions and critiques into consideration
 
 
 Second Tournament
December 9th 
St. Bernard School
 
Third Tournament
TBA
 
Fourth Tournament
May
Las Colinas School
 
  
2017-2018 Speech Team
 
Officers 
 President:  Christina Arguello
Secretary: Adriana Brady
 
Members:
 
Christina Arguello, 8th
Adriana Brady 7th
Maya Bryant 7th
Skye Connors 7th
Megan David 6th
Aliyah Hampton 6th
Francesco Monzon 6th
Izabella Rivera 6th
Hannah Silverstein 6th
 
 
 
Coaches: Mrs. Aguirre amd  Ms. Seanez
 
Check out this site for oratorical speeches on social justice:
 
Speech Resources