RICHWOODS HIGH SCHOOLCoaching Staff:Head Coach: Alyssa Emanuelson (Alyssa.firstname.lastname@example.org)Asst. Coach: Brant WatsonAsst Coach: Haley Conger (email@example.com)Interested in joining speech for the 2019-2020 school year?
We NEED new people! Want to pretty much gurantee yourself a college scholarship? Join us!11.30.19 OFF (Holiday)12.7.19 Bloomington/Bradley: See Emanuelson or Conger for details as to who goes where12.14.19 Normal Community12.21.19 and 12.28.19 OFF1.4.19 OFF1.11.19 Reed Custer (Braidwood, IL)1.18.19 Chatham Glenwood1.25.19 Spoon River Valley2.1.19 Heyworth2.8.19 Regional (Pekin)2.15.19 Sectional2.21.19 and 2.22.19 State (Civic Center)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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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