Speech Team 


Even though the team is relatively new to the school, the number of students participating has grown steadily.  We add new members every year, and we welcome those who were involved in speech in middle school as well as those who are brand new to competition.


Speech is an NSAA activity that gives students the opportunity to practice public speaking and acting as well as to develop research skills and meet students from other schools. At Mount Michael Benedictine, students who enroll in Advanced Speech will receive course credit and must meet once a week as a class.  However, speech is also considered an extracurricular activity that requires time outside of school for preparation, practice, and competition.  Speech tournaments begin on the first Saturday of November and continue through mid-March, when the district and state tournaments are held.  The variety of events in which students can compete allows them to build on their talents and develop new ones, whether that involves persuasion, entertainment speaking, duet acting, dramatic interpretation, or impromptu speaking, to name a few. 


At least one student has qualified for the state tournament every year since the team was founded in 2008, and in 2010-2011, six students qualified for the state tournament, with two of those students qualifying in more than one event.  The growth of the team and their success in competition promises a bright future for Speech at Mount Michael Benedictine. It's a great time to be a part of Mount Michael Benedictine speech. 

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 Dramatic Interpretation

Four Knights competing in "Oral Interpretation of Drama"