RICHWOODS HIGH SCHOOLCoaching Staff:Head Coach: Alyssa Emanuelson (Alyssa.firstname.lastname@example.org)Asst. Coach: Brant WatsonUPDATED Tournament Dates:December 1: BloomingtonDecember 8: ICCDecember 15: OlympiaJanuary 5: HeyworthJanuary 12: TBDJanuary 19: eurekaJanuary 26: Spoon River ValleyFebruary 2: regionalsFebruary 9: sectionalFebruary 15-16: state
Interested in joining speech for the 2018-2019 school year?
Dress Code changes: Students will be required to wear black, navy, or gray suits (pant or skirt suits are okay for females). If you choose to wear a white shirt under your suitcoat, it must not be discolored or yellowed. It cannot be stained. Females: if you choose to wear a skirt, black tights or nylons with gray/black suits; nude nylons with navy blue suits. Suits can be purchased at Goodwill, Target, Walmart, TJ Max, and many other stores.
Auditions: Auditions will take place in September of 2018 for all team members. Returning members are expected to audition this year.Basic Overview: Speech Team is an IHSA-sanctioned event, much like athletic events, with a season that runs from October-February. There are 14 different events one may enter into. Please contact Alyssa Emanuelson, Head Speech Coach, for further information at email@example.com, or visit http://www.psd150.org/Page/11473 for the calender and other important announcements.The EVENTSDramatic Duet Acting: 8 minute partner duet with a scene from a play portrayed. The only props allowed are two chairs and a tableDramatic Interp: an 8 minute individual event that is from a play or a book and is "acted out" by the participant using a concept called character poppingExtemporaneous Speaking: a limited prep event in which the participant is given a question--typically political in nature--and they have 45 minutes to create a 6 minute speech that answers the questionHumorus Duet Acting: the same as DDA--but funny in natureHumerous Interp: the same as DI--funny in natureInfo: writes a speech that informs the audience of a topic of importanceImpromptu Speaking: a limited prep event in which the participant is give a phrase; person; or word; and has two minutes to create a six minute speechOriginal Comedy: the participant creates a funny 8 minute "skit" where you pop between characters and tell your own storyOriginal Oratory: participant writes an 8 minute pesuasive speech on a topic of importance to them in an effort to sway the audience their wayOratorical Declamation: participant recites a piece from a blog, book, or well-known speech and puts their own connotation on it.Poetry: develops a theme using published poetry and puts his/her own dramatic spin on it in an 8 minute pieceProse: reads a "story" with a bit of popping to the audience. The piece chosen should teach the audience a lessonRadio: student gives a five minute scripted presentation similar to a radio DJSpecial Occasion Speaking: creates an 8 minute piece that is funny with a point and attempts to persuade the audience to their side of thinkingPerformance in the Round: 15 minute selected scene from a play in which a group of students use props to entertain the audience