BREAKING NEWS....COMPETITION UPDATES
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
Saturday, February 24, 2018
The Alliance Speech Team competed in the Western Conference Tournament.
Congratulations to the following AHS students who earned medals in their events:
Grace Tolstedt: 3rd Place, Entertainment Speaking
Grace Tolstedt and Darian Wilson: 4th Place, Duet Acting
Saturday, February 17, 2018
The Alliance High School Speech Team competed in the Ogallala Speech Invitational.
Congratulations to the following AHS student:
Saphina Achi: CHAMPION, Persuasive Speaking (1st Place - Novice Division)
Saturday, February 10, 2018
The Alliance Speech Team competed in the Gering Speech Invitational.
Congratulations to the following AHS students for earning medals in their events:
Grace Tolstedt: Entertainment Speaking, 4th Place, Merit Finals
Darian Wilson: Informative Speaking, 6th Place, Championship Finals
Bailey Alwin and Mackenzie Broderick: Duet Acting, 6th Place, Championship Finals
Grace Tolstedt and Darian Wilson: Duet Acting, 5th Place, Merit Finals
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Ten schools participated in the Alliance Speech Invitational at Alliance High School.
Congratulations to the following Alliance Speech Team students, who were finalists in their events:
Grace Tolstedt and Darian Wilson: 2nd Place, Duet Acting
Bailey Alwin and Mackenzie Broderick: 3rd Place, Duet Acting
Darian Wilson: 3rd Place, Informative Speaking
Grace Tolstedt: 5th Place, Entertainment Speaking
Saphina Achi: 6th Place, Persuasive Speaking
Team Sweepstakes Class C/D Champion was Bridgeport, with 38 team points. Team Sweepstakes Class A/B Champion was Gordon/Rushville, with 43 team points.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
The Alliance High School Speech Team competed at the Gordon/Rushville Speech Invitational
on Saturday, January 13, 2018.
Darian Wilson earned 3rd Place in Informative Speaking
Saphina Achi earned 4th Place in the Novice division of Persuasive Speaking
What does the Speech Team do?
The Alliance High Speech Team competes in various speech competitions from January thru March. Students write, prepare, and rehearse a speech, interpretation, or acting event to be performed. At the meet, the events are performed in a classroom setting in front a judge, fellow competitors, and a few audience members.
Who can be on the Speech Team?
Any student in grades 9-12 who enjoys acting, performing, teaching about a topic, or telling stories would enjoy speech activities. Students can write their own speech, or perform a selection by a published author.
How can I get involved?
Listen in the announcements for speech meetings! Sign up for events of interest, & practice!
There will be auditions for those interested in being part of an OID.
Talk to Mrs. Green or Miss Kloch for more information.
Talk to other speech team students, like Grace Tolstedt, Darian Wilson, Tristan Bleisch, Rachel Baker, Hannah Middleton.
What can I look forward to?
Meeting lots of new, cool people from other schools in Nebraska!
A chance to hang out with other kids who enjoy speaking and acting.
A way to strengthen your public speaking skills and boost your self-confidence.
Speech Meet Dates
January 13, 2018
January 20, 2018
January 27, 2018
February 10, 2018
February 17, 2018
February 24, 2018
March 14, 2018
Districts at Sidney
March 22 - 23, Kearney
Speech Event Categories
Serious Prose: under 10 minutes; oral interpretation by expressive reading of a cutting of a story, play, etc. (of a serious topic) with multiple characters
Humorous Prose: under 10 minutes; oral interpretation by expressive reading of a cutting of a story, play, etc. (of a humorous topic) with multiple characters
Poetry: 6-8 minutes; create a program of poems with a common author or a common theme (usually connected with transitions written by the speaker) or one long poem; presented with a script
Duet Acting: under 12 minutes; two students perform a memorized scene or sequence of a play using props consisting of only a table and two chairs; may be from a serious or humorous script
OID: under 15 minutes; similar to a reader’s theater or a short play with minimal movement; performed by a group of 3-5 people with a script
Informative: under 8 minutes; present a speech that informs the audience about a topic, preferably using visual aids (posters)
Persuasive: under 10 minutes; speech given to support one side of a controversial issue
Extemporaneous: 5-7 minutes with 1 hour prep time; must write a speech, in the allotted time, about the drawn topic concerning current public events; then deliver it with or without a note card; must find articles ahead of time to have in prepared files
Entertainment: under 8 minutes; write & deliver a speech about an entertaining topic; may use visual aids and/or props