WCA Speech Info

2018 Speech Team Video

Speech Handbook

Handbook Contract

2018 MSHSL Speech Information

Speech Practice Sign-up

Practice Week #1 January 8-12

Practice Week #2 January 15-19

Practice Week #3 January 22-16

Practice Week #4 January 29 - February 2nd

Practice Week #5 February 5-9

Practice Week #6 February 12-16

Practice Week #7 February 19-23

Practice Week #8 February 26 - March 2

Practice Week #9 March 5 -March 9

Practice Week #10 March 12 - March 16

Practice Week #11 March 19 - March 23

Practice Week #12 March 26 - March 30

Practice Week #13 April 2 - April 6

Practice Week #14 April 9-April 13

Speech Meet Sign-up

Alexandria Meet

Fergus Falls Meet

Minnewaska Meet

Parkers Prairie 7-9 Junior High Meet

Underwood Meet

Morris Meet

WCA Meet

Fergus Falls 7-9 Junior High Meet

Battle Lake Meet

Hancock Meet

Breckenridge Meet

Osakis Meet

Melrose Meet



Speech at WCA

“It's much easier to be convincing if you care about your topic. Figure out what's important to you about your message and speak from the heart.” 
Nicholas Boothman


Speech members at West Central Area find a topic that is important to them and work hard as a team to share their speaking skills and passion for that topic with others.  Speech provides a wonderful opportunity for students to gain confidence in public speaking.  It is also a social experience as students spend time with fellow speech members and members from other schools.  Team bonding and community involvement make this an exciting opportunity for all.

Students in grades 7-12 can participate in one of 13 different categories.  There is a category for every personality!  The team typically participates in one meet each week with students choosing the meets that work into their schedules and then perfect their skills at a weekly practice.

Coaches:  Kari Kreft, Peter Ray, Will Holmes and Amee Wittbrodt


Creative Expression – Elizabeth Pollard

Serious Drama –  Matt Poyzer, Riley Sabolik and Krista Island

Discussion – John Barber

Dramatic Duo – Teagan Nelson and Victoria Valleramos, Katie Gelling and Carly Steiner, Marissa Braaten and Ryanna Long & Emma Saulsbury and Makenna Prairie

Extemporaneous Reading – Emily Courrier, Crystal Exe, Ava Jahnke, Aubrey Beving, Ian Wittbrodt and Brianna Kreft

Extemporaneous Speaking – Makenna Prairie, John Barber, Parker Caron, Lili Merkins and Aaron Holmes

Great Speeches – Hannah Anderson, Emma Saulsbury and Isaac Kreft

Humorous – Parker Stach and Peyton Hanson

Informative Speaking – Rose Borash, Nathaniel Junker, Tyler Biss and Spencer Engen

Original Oratory – Lexi Hunter

Poetry – Kristin Gilbertson, Nathan Lewis, Tim Ruud, Cassie LeVecesque and Sidney Kvame

Serious Prose – Alana Olson, McKenna Sanstead and Chloe LaRue

Storytelling – Emily Engen, Gabe Olson, Nathan Saulsbury and Taylor Mattson