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Competitive speech activities allow students to learn about a wide range of different types of communication in a fun, high energy setting.  Students choose to compete in one of thirteen different categories that emphasize some specific aspect of rhetoric that could be serious or expressive.

Public Address (Serious) Interpretation (Expressive)
Original Oratory Extemporaneous Reading
Great Speeches Storytelling
Extemporaneous Speaking Creative Expression
Discussion Humorous
Informative Serious Interpretation of Prose
Serious Interpretation of Poetry
Serious Interpretation of Drama
Duo Interpretation

Although students are a member of the team, they compete individually against many other students from different schools in judged competition. This activity is a great way to help develop poise, confidence and public presence in addition to widening a student’s view of the world.

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Debate & Speech Earn Charter Status

SCPA – In just four years, the SCPA Debate and Speech programs have been successful enough to earn Charter Status from the National Speech and Debate Association!  This is the highest school membership honor offered by the NSDA and demonstrates the excellence the SCPA program has shown over the last four years. Under the leadership […]

Speech and Debate Camp Added to Summer Offerings

SCPA – The SCPA Speech and Debate Program will host a variety of summer camps towards the end of the summer months. Students who are currently finishing 6th through 11th grade and are interested in learning more about our Speech and Debate Program, our summer camps are a great opportunity to explore these fun, competitive activities. Students […]

Bauman’s Earn State Tournament Bid!

Watertown, MN – After a long day of intense competition, the SCPA Speech Team return to school late on Friday night with two students who’s season will continue on to the MSHSL State Speech on April 15th and 16th!   Matt Bauman   Rachel Bauman Senior Matt Bauman and Junior Rachel Bauman each earned high […]



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