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57b61d0d824be 2016 Captains
2016 Captains

Speech Team

Organization Sponsor: Mrs. Andrea Gustafson

Twitter: @mchsgustafson

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Speech Team is a competitive activity in which students compete in 14 very unique events, ranging from impromptu speaking to acting to newscasting to poetry and prose reading. Students are judged against their competitors at tournaments, competing for a chance to compete in the final round of the tournament, and boost the team score of MCHS, while winning trophies and medals for themselves. Speech tournaments, of which there are generally 10-12  each year, take place on Saturdays, and usually last eight to twelve hours. Students are usually judged in rounds of five to eight competitors. There are generally three preliminary rounds of competition, and the top-ranking competitors in each event advance to the final round. While there can be anywhere from thirty to sixty students entered in each single event at a tournament, only six or seven usually make finals, and these finalists take home awards. 


Head Captains: Dylan Obrochta & Emily Trader
Captains: Bridget Byrne, Chris Duffy, Janelle Gaska, & McKayla Zorn

Dramatic Duet Acting
Dramatic Interpretation
Extemporeaneous Speaking
Humorous Duet Acting
Humorous Interpretation
Impromptu Speaking
Informative Speaking

Oratorical Declamation
Original Comedy

Original Oratory
Poetry Reading
Prose Reading
Radio Speaking
Special Occasion Speaking
Performance in the Round


2016 Results:

NIL Big 12 Conference 2nd Place

IHSA Regional Champions

IHSA Sectional Champions

9 events qualified for IHSA 

Emily Trader 6th place IHSA State Poetry Reading


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