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Speech and debate team nationally recognized again

Speech and debate team nationally recognized again

Morgan Hildreth, Camera Editor

November 30, 2019

  The speech and debate team has been nationally recognized for the third time in four years. The first time the teams were recognized was back in 2015 and once again in 2018. The National Speech and Debate Association has named the Speech and Debate team to the prestigious 100 Club. B...

Joe Kalka hopes to propel speech to new heights

Joe Kalka hopes to propel speech to new heights

Ally Benning, Podcast Reporter

November 7, 2019

The speech team had success last year under former head coach (now assistant coach) English teacher Laura Hammond. Last year, the team placed fourth in sections and had six people qualify for the state tournament, the most in the program's history. Joe Kalka, 2018 MSHSL Class 8A North Coach of the Year, is...

Speech heads to State

Speech heads to State

Alex Ehde, Twitter Reporter

March 31, 2017

The Speech team head to state April 21. Speech involves an individual or group of students who are judged against presentation in a round competition.  Only a few students are invited to state every year from each school. Last year, the only student from the school who was invited to state which w...

Debate team argues their way to state

Debate team argues their way to state

Brianna Halverson, Social Media Reporter

January 12, 2016

  Desks had been arranged on one side of the classroom in the direction of the judge and spectators were to occupy the other half of the room. Nervous hands were wrung, and the last minute preparations slowed until all that could be heard was the judge’s pencil scratching the debaters’ names into hi...

Speech team comes out screaming

Anna Craggs, Photographer

December 24, 2014

Some people in this world find it fun to stand up in front of a bunch of other people and speak their mind. They speak their opinion without caring what anyone else has to say about what they think. However, most of us would rather hide under our beds before we do that and pretend that we do...

Trembling voice proclaims strong message

Trembling voice proclaims strong message

Lucy Langmack, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2014

In an unintentional continuation of the Harry Potter movie series, the young actress of Hermione Granger passed on her wisdom to a room full of ambassadors in the United Nations New York headquarters on Sept. 20. At a young age, Emma Watson declared herself a feminist and has been working as a U.N. ...

Johnson leads speech team to state

Johnson leads speech team to state

Ayden Delaney

July 20, 2013

All eyes focus on junior Carly Johnson as she stands up to open up to the audience and judges with a speech she wrote herself. Despite high stakes, she remains calm, comforted by knowing many of the eyes are those of her teammates there to support her. Johnson represented the Stillwater Area High...

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