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, Theresia Maudal, Mareen Biss, and Shelby Danielson


Serious Drama –  Haley DeSmet, Haley Henning and Darby Bullock

Discussion – Elizabeth Pollard, Alexa Blume, and Kaelyn Merz

Extemporaneous Reading – Kyle Schill

Extemporaneous Speaking – Kelsey Eystad

Great Speeches - Emma Saulsbury

Humorous – Parker Stach, Morgan Steiner, Isaac Kreft, Marshall Dewey, Aaron Biss, and Trevin Nessman

Informative Speaking – Tyler Biss

Original Oratory – Annie Engen and Lexi Hunter

Poetry – Ivy Anderson and Brina Beyer

Serious Prose – Steph Reeve

Storytelling – Nathan Saulsbury