March was National Athletic Training month, and though Covid may have changed quite a bit this year, it hasn't changed the quality of care our Athletic Trainer provides for our student athletes. We want to take the time to thank Jessica Morken, MS, ATC for everything she does for our student athletes!

Thank you Jessica Morken, for all that you do for our athletes and our athletic programs!


Speech Team

Welcome to Extracurricular Speech!

Our Speech team is made up of 7th-12 grade students.  

For more information, contact Ms. Breitenbach-Dirks!


Public Address:
  • Informative Speaking
    • an original (student-written) informative composition that presents information                      
  • Original Oratory
    • an original (student-written) persuasive composition that offers insight or guidance              
  • Great Speeches
    • analysis of a historically significant speech (or anthology of speeches) given by another

  • Creative Expression 
    • (anything creative that is written and preformed by the student)
  • Duo Interpretation 
    • (two students interpreting serious or humorous prose, poetry, or drama)                                
  • Humorous Interpretation
    • (interpretation of a published piece of prose, poetry, or drama given for enjoyment and amusement)
  • Serious Drama Interpretation
    • (performing published plays, radio-plays, television plays, or screen plays of a serious nature)                                                                                                                                     
  • Serious Poetry Interpretation
    • (performing published poetry that is serious in mood)                                                                
  • Serious Prose Interpretation
    • (performing published selection of prose, fiction, or non-fiction that is serious in nature)

Limited Preparation:
  • Extemporaneous Reading 
    • (student draws a reading and has 30 minutes to create an introduction and practice reading)                                                                                                                                                  
  • Extemporaneous Speaking
    • (student draws a question based on current U.S. or International topics and has 30 minutes to prepare a speech synthesizing fact and opinion)                                                             
  • Storytelling
    • (students extemporaneously recreate a familiar story; stories are drawn 30 minutes prior)
  • Discussion 
    • small group problem-solving discussions seeking concensus

2020 DATES:
  • Saturday, March 28 - Subsection Tournament  (Cannon Falls)
  • Saturday, April 4 - Section Tournament  (Byron)
  • Friday, April 17 - Saturday, April 18 - State Tournament  (Wayzata)
       * More Invitational Tournment Dates to be posted soon!