Speech Team / Forensics


Speech is a competitive team where *5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students learn about different types of speaking and prepare and perform their pieces in competition. Events include Duet Acting, Extemporaneous Speaking, Humorous and Dramatic Interpretation, Declamation, Oral Interpretation of Drama, Impromptu, Original Oratory, and Poetry Interpretation.

This year we had 59 students competing! “Speechies” were busy memorizing pieces and increasing characterization and physicality for the interpretation events and busy writing and projecting confidence in their original oratory pieces.

*Please note that 5th graders were invited to compete at our final meet at Skutt on April 26.

SPSL 2024 Speech Team Showcase

This year, on May 7, we had our first ever showcase after the season to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of the team. Students performed their pieces one last time for family and friends in a speech-meet-like setting but without the added stress of competition. They did a fantastic job showcasing their work.

SPSL 2024 Speech Showcase


Meetings on Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:30

Competitions most Fridays throughout the month of April


Meetings on Tuesdays after school, February to May, 3:30-4:30pm

*Please note that to be competitive, additional time outside of our Tuesday meetings is essential.

Individual coaching at recess or lunch time is mandatory. All pieces must be approved by Mrs. Martinez before competing.

Speech Meets: April 5, 2024 at Creighton Prep, April 12 at Marian, April 19 at Millard North, April 26 at Skutt


5th – 8th grades

*5th graders may compete at specified meets if they arrange for coaching with Mrs. Martinez.


Signup information for 2025 will come to students in their homerooms in early February.


Speech meet fees (typically $8 per entry per meet) and optional meal fees

Scholarship forms are available.


Mrs. Jen Martinez

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