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Our next and last competition for the year:
Location: Las Colinas Junior High School, 5750 Fieldcrest Dr, Camarillo, CA 93012-4303
Date: May 13th
Categories for morning and afternoon categories:
1. A: Humorous, Thematic, TV Dual
2. B: Creative, Storytelling, Sight Reading
Congratulations to our speech team for working so hard choosing and preparing their pieces for the Our Lady of Peace tournament on February 18, 2017. The team placed in three categories: 
Dual Interpretation Third Place: Lilian Kim (8th) and Marissa Galdamez (8th) 
Theme Second Place: Chechi Amah (8th)
Poetry Fourth Place: Jacob Bryant (8th)
Congratulations to  our speech team for their stellar performances at the November 2016 St. Bernard's tournament!  The team brought home five awards:
8th Graders: Chechi Amah 1st in Poetry and fourth in Humorous, Isabella Nicolas-Talevera 1st in Humorous
7th Grader: Christina Arguello 1st Oratorical  
6th Grader: Maya Bryant fourth in Poetry 
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 2016-2017 Season        
Cathedral Chapel School on Saturday, October, 1, 2016
 A: Dual Interp., Storytelling, Oratorical
B: Improv Dual, Expos Demo, Dramatic 
Second Tournament
St. Bernard Los Angeles
November 3, 2016 
Third Tournament
Our Lady of Peace (North Hills)
February 18, 2017
2016-2017 Speech Team
 President: Chechi Amah 
Vice President: Isaella Nicolas-Talavera
Secretary: Jacob Bryant
Cierra Adams, 8th
Chechi Amah 8th
Daniel Bernal 8th
Jacob Bryant, 8th
Isabella Castillo 8th 
Brynn Coleman, 8th
 Marissa Galdamez, 8th
Isabella Hope Jopanda 8th
Kacey Kim 8th
Lillian Kim 8th
Jake Mallari 8th
Isabella Nicolas-Talavera 8th
Adam Orozco, 8th
Christina Arguello, 7th
Adriana Brady 6th
Maya Bryant 6th
Eva Coleman 6th
James Nenninger 6th
Coaches: Mrs. Aguirre, Ms. Seanez, and Mrs. Craft 
Check out this site for oratorical speeches on social justice:
Speech Resources

St. Bernard's Tournament
Chapel Speech Coaches 2016-17