A Catholic, college-preparatory school, grades 7-12

Wednesday, April 26th


6:00 pm

BSM Great Hall

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Speech Team Banquet
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
6 p.m.
BSM Great Hall
*This is a bill-to-tuition event. Cost is $10/person. 
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*The total number attending should include the speech student.
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Speech is a competitive activity that fosters learning the art of public speaking, but this activity encompasses so much more than just speaking.  It also involves analysis, performance, research, writing, leadership, creativity, listening, etc.  Although competitive, this activity is fundamentally about personal growth and achievement.  Here at BSM, it’s also about the team.  Congratulations, you’re now a ‘speecher’!


  1. Keep a positive attitude!
  2. Attend all team meetings on Wednesdays from 2:50 till 3:30 in the Band Room.
  3. Meet with your coach each week for an hour.
  4. Compete at five out of seven Saturday tournaments PLUS the two mandatory in-house tournaments; compete at the NFL tournament (if chosen); compete at conference competition (if chosen); compete at sections (if chosen); perform at Speech Showcase.
  5. Dress appropriately at all tournaments.  Suits are best.
  6. Be on time and do not leave early from tournaments.
  7. Travel to and from the tournaments on the BSM bus.
  8. Attend a final found at each tournament.

You need to remember that ALL your coaches have busy lives; thus, you need to be considerate of their time.  If you sign up to work with a coach and you can’t make your time slot, it’s your job to find a replacement or find the person who is signed up after you and ask him/her to move up. After the first few weeks of working with your primary coach, you may practice with other coaches if they have time slots available.  All coaches’ schedules will be posted on the Speech board; it is your responsibility to ensure that you have one hour of practice weekly.  Should you fail to meet this requirement, you will receive one warning; if this happens a second time, you will be cut from the team.

Activity Fees

This year, we are asking that you contribute a fee for this activity; the money will cover a team t-shirt, lunch at our in-house day, and materials which will be used on that day in our team-building program.  The cost is $25.00 and will be added to your tuition; you do not need to bring in that money.


During the week commencing November 7th, you should contact your primary coach, either in person or via email; introduce yourself, give a little info about you are, your experience (or not) with Speech, your hopes for the season, etc. We start to get to work the week beginning Nov. 16th with mandatory category meetings which are designed to help get you off and running with either choosing a piece, or figuring out a topic for your written speech.  Then, the week after Thanksgiving, beginning November 30th, you will begin meeting with your primary coach for one hour per week.  Sign-up sheets will be posted the week prior to this date; be sure to sign up as soon as possible. 


All members of the team will be registered for every tournament. Our first ‘meet’ will be in-house and will comprise two rounds followed by lunch and a team-building program of activity.  The entire ‘meet’ will run 8:30 - 2:30; attendance at the entire session is mandatory for all members.  There will also be a mandatory mid-season tournament to polish pieces as we head into the final tournaments, NFL Qualifiers, and section competitions.  As an active member of the speech team, you are required to attend at least 5 out of the 7 competitive Saturday tournaments .  If you need to miss a tournament this is what you do:

  1. You have until two Wednesdays before the tournament at 4PM to tell Mrs. Brew that you are dropping for the next weekend. (Last check on registered participants for the tournament will be made at the Wednesday team meeting two weeks before the meet.) There is no fee for dropping at this point.
  2. If you drop within nine days before a tournament you need to tell Mrs. Brew before 2:30 on the Friday (day before).  There is a $15 fee at this point.
  3. If an emergency crops up after 2:30 on Friday, you need to call Mrs. Brew at 612-718-9630.  At this point, there is a $25 fee.
  4. If you don’t call Mrs. Brew and/or you are a no show, there is a $35 drop fee.

                                         Speech Schedule 2017

                  January 14:           In-House  BSM (8:30-2:00)  (MANDATORY)

                  January 28:           Eden Prairie 

                  February 4:           Prior Lake

                  February 11:         Lakeville South

                  February 18:         Eastview

                  February 25:          Centennial

                  March 4:                Woodbury

                  March 11:               Eagan        


                  March 2 (Thursday):  Speech Showcase  (Mandatory) 6:00- 8:30 p.m.

                  March 10-11:         NFL Qualifiers

                  April 7:                  Sections @ Eastview

                  April 21:                State @ Lakeville North

                  April 26:                Speech Banquet    6:00-8:00 p.m.

                                    It’s official – WE’RE ON!!!!

Head Coach: Maura Brew
952-915-4358 ext. 2207


 Tom Backen, Roxie Janke, Vanessa Wasche, Kaia Preus, Änna Overbo, Anna Hickey, Laura Hickey,  Paula Leider,     Becca Meagher, Alex Smith, Emily Herrmann

Administrative Coordinator

Becca Meagher

2016-17 Captains:

Leo Driessen, Zip Kaffey, Lucas Latterell, Katie Marusich, Josie Ross, Maddie Turk


Publicity Committee:

Sophie Herrmann, Ben Larson

2016-2017 Roster:

Student Gr
Suzy Haakonson  7
Ava Krueger  7
Harmony Sullivan  7
Joana Dominquez Lopez  8
Johan Dominquez Lopez  8
Breah Banks  9
Tommy Beutz  9
Ronan Brew  9
Shannon Carney  9
Cylysce Doe  9
Maria Hernandez  9
Harry Meshbesher  9
Nadya Mojica  9
Pedro Ochoa  9
Gus Pirkl  9
Taylor Powell  9
Ben Ragland  9
Hope Wang  9
Maya Argenta 10
Elle Dickey 10
Audrey Dickson 10
Kate Hancuch 10
Lilly Evans-Riera 10
Kayla Farrey 10
Ellie Krueger 10
Doreen Liu 10
Maddie Marusich 10
Luis Mojica 10
Cammie Norman 10
Pedersen Kailyn 10
Collin Pollei 10
Ellie Turk 10
Mary Youngblut 10
Myrka Zambrano 10
Hadley Beckstrand 11
Gus Beringer 11
Henry Bird 11
Julia Duda 11
Brendan Gallaher 11
JinLee Gunvalson 11
Sophie Herrmann 11
Charlie Kraemer 11
Ben Larson 11
Marley Neururer 11
Ashley Ortizcazarin 11
Andrew Plouff 11
Claire Shinners 11
Maya Berg 12
Morgan Bettin-Coleman 12
Leo Driessen 12
Grace Gyolai 12
Kate Janda 12
Carolina Jimenez 12
Zip Kaffey 12
Molly Keady 12
Lucas Latterell 12
Sam Luo 12
Katie Marusich 12
Stephanie Roberts 12
Macy Rooney 12
Josie Ross 12
Bryan Sauer 12
Maddie Turk 12
Veronica (Gracey) Scott 12
Colleen Wagner 12

Section 6AA:
(2015-2016 & 2016-2017 Seasons)

Teams include:  Academy of Holy Angels, Apple Valley HS, BSM, Bloomington Jefferson HS, Bloomington Kennedy HS, Burnsville HS, DeLaSalle HS, Eastview HS, Edina HS, Minneapolis Patrick Henry HS, Minneapolis South HS, Minneapolis Southwest HS, Prior Lake HS, St. Louis Park HS

2501 Highway 100 South, St. Louis Park, MN 55416     952-927-4176