West Central Area Speech

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WCA Speech Coaches


Head coach:
Asst coaches: Kari Kreft
                         Peter Ray

2015 WCA Speech Team

Duo Interpretation(8mG)

Max Duncan and Steve Thomson

Anne Liebl and Rachel Petersen

Nathan Lewis and Rose Borash

Savannah Swenson and Ireland Winter

Extemporaneous Reading(6m)

Amber Schill

Brianna Kreft

Great Speeches(8m)

Hannah Anderson

Humorous Interpretation(8mG)

Jack VanKempen

McKenna Sanstead

Story Telling(6m)

Dawn Cleveland

Gabriel Olson

Informative Speaking(8m)

Izzy Wittbrodt

Mary Olhoft

Misty Ellison

Serious Prose Interpretation(8m)

Alliah Johnson

Emily Engen

Serious Drama Interpretation(8m)

Sharon Hultz

Matt Poyzer

Sierra Westrom

Mary Ann Thompson

Destinie Sabby

Danielle Diedrich

Serious Poetry Interpretation(8m)

Kristin Gilbertson

Ryleigh Johnson

Creative Expression(8mG)

Dilan Kluver-Pasche

Nicole Bruns


Tanner Johnson

Cody Wehrly

Original Oratory(8m)


Extemporaneous Speaking(7m)


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?

The Speech Team is coached by Mrs. Bergman, Mrs Alvstad, and Mrs. Kreft. You can ask Mrs. Bergman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Mrs. Kreft at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Contact Us

West Central Area Schools

District # 2342

301 County Road #2 - Barrett, MN 56311

District Office Phone - 320-528-7300 --  High School Office Phone - 320-528-7400  --  Fax - 320-528-2609


WCA North Elementary: Phone - 218-685-7500 - Fax - 218-685-4149
411 First St SE -- Elbow Lake, MN 56531

WCA South Elementary: Phone - 320-965-7600  - Fax - 320-965-2264
31 N Central Ave -- Kensington, MN 56343

WCA Bus Garage -- Al Larson -- 320-528-2670