Coaches: Rachel Schieffelbein and Stephanie Copeman
Speech practice begins in January. There are thirteen different categories, ranging from informative pieces to poetry. There are several categories where the students write their own piece, and several where they do not. They generally work on the same piece all season and memorization is not required. Practices are held after school Tuesday through Friday, but attendance is flexible. Competitions are every Saturday, February through mid April, but students are not required to participate in every meet.
Congratulations to Nick Fryer for making the Minnesota All State Speech Team!
MSCA President Kasey Wacker stated, “During the past year, Minnesota speech students have shown great resilience, and our organization is excited to recognize our outstanding seniors with the All-State Award.”
Congratulations to the Chatfield speech team!
Peyton and Sydney Ellis: First, moving on to State in Duo
Nick Long: Third, moving on to State in Storytelling
Aletta Strande: Second, moving on to State in Storytelling
Claudia Meier: Fourth in Extemporaneous Speaking
Emilie Copeman: Sixth in Poetry
Nick Fryer: Second, moving on to State in Poetry
Elizabeth Schieffelbein: Second, moving on to State in Creative Expression
Josie Koenigs: Sixth in Great Speeches
Katie Dornack: Fourth in Humorous
Rebecca Copeman: Second, moving on to State in Humorous
State competition: Sat Apr 24 - virtual meet