WCA Speech Coaches
Asst coaches: Kari Kreft
2015 WCA Speech Team
Max Duncan and Steve Thomson
Anne Liebl and Rachel Petersen
Nathan Lewis and Rose Borash
Savannah Swenson and Ireland Winter
Serious Prose Interpretation(8m)
Serious Drama Interpretation(8m)
Mary Ann Thompson
Serious Poetry Interpretation(8m)
2015 WCA Speech Meet Schedule
DATE LOCATION BUS TIME START TIME
Monday, Feb. 2 @Henning JH (7-9) 2:20 pm 3:20 pm
Saturday, Feb. 7 @Minnewaska 6:45 am 8:00 am
Saturday, Feb. 21 @Morris 7:00 am 7:45 am
Thursday, Feb 26 @ Wheaton 2:20 pm 3:15 pm
Tuesday, Mar. 3 @Campbell-Tintah
Thursday, Mar. 12 @Breckenridge
Saturday, Mar. 14 @Henning
Thursday, Mar. 19 @West Central Area (And Family Night)
Friday, Mar. 27 Subsection 22 @ Battle Lake
Saturday, April 11 Sections @Underwood (3 rounds)
Fri. & Sat., April 17th–18th State Speech Meet @ Lakeville North High School (A is Fri.)
Questions about Speech
What is Speech?
Speech provides a wonderful opportunity for students to gain confidence in public speaking. It is also a social experience as students spend time with fellow speech team members and members from other schools.
Who can be in Speech?
Anyone in grades 7-12.
When are practices?
You must attend one 20 minute speech practice time each week. Practice times take place from 3:20--5:00 p.m.
When do we compete?
Teams usually compete once each week. Meets usually begin at 4 p.m. on a week night. Typically, the speech team will arrive back in Barrett around 8:30 p.m.
Can I letter in Speech?
Yes. As in athletic activities, if students meet certain requirements they can letter.
How do I sign up?
Stop by the Principal's office and pick up a fine-arts eligibility form for you and your parent or guardian to sign. Return that form with the activity fee and you're ready to start. The activity fee is $75.00 for gr. 10-12 and $65.00 for gr. 7-9.
After I sign-up, then what?
Make arrangements to see one of the coaches. The practice sign-up sheet is in the high school hallway between Mrs. Alvstad's and Mrs. Jepma's classroom. Simply sign-up, come at that time and the coaches will help you get started. It's easy!
If I have additional questions, who can I ask?