Head Coach: Maura Brew
Assistant Coaches: Roxy Janke, Jake Ingalls, Anna Overbo, Emily Herrmann, Jeremy Cramer, Alex Smith, Elly Orcutt, Becca Meagher, Kaia Preus, Anna Hickey-Fotis
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’!
- Keep a positive attitude!
- Attend all team meetings on Wednesdays, 2:50 - 3:30 p.m. in the Band Room.
- Meet with your coach each week for an hour.
- 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
- Dress appropriately at all tournaments.
- Be on time and do not leave early from tournaments.
- Travel to and from the tournaments on the BSM bus.
- Attend a final found at each tournament.
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.
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 and will be added to your tuition; you do not need to bring in that money.
We will be attending 8 tournaments this season; you are required to attend 6 of them. If you are not able to attend a tournament, you must let Mrs. Brew know as soon as possible. A late drop from a tournament will result in a $15.00 fee to cover school expenses in tournament registration.
If you are ill or need to reach Mrs. Brew urgently, CALL 612-718-9630
Category Workshop: Wednesday, December 13th 3:00-6:30 @ BSM
Friday, January 12 (novice tournament - evening): Woodbury
Saturday, January 13 (varsity): Woodbury
January 27: Eden Prairie
February 3: Prior Lake
February 10: East Ridge
February 17: Eastview
February 24: Centennial
March 3: TBD (Shakopee/Lakeville North)
March 10: Eagan
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Friday, March 9: National Qualifiers @ Centennial
Saturday, March 17: Section Team Workshop @ BSM
Tuesday, March 20: Sections @ Bloomington Jefferson
Friday, April 20: State @ Apple Valley
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Wednesday, February 28: Speech Showcase (6:00-8:30)
Wednesday, April 25: End-of-Year Banquet (6:00-8:30)
7th Grade: Brian Banks, Tovi Gunvalson, Alexis Murphy
9th Grade: Johnny Borin, Jackie Bucaro, julia Dimino, Joana Dominguez Lopez, Johan Dominguez Lopez, Sophia Jones, Ryan Kraemer, Ava Krueger, Nick Marinaro, Samantha Nunez-Mudoy, Ernesto Rios Diaz, Oriana Sampson
10th Grade: Breah Banks, Cecelia Braun, Ronan Brew, Cylysce Doe, Megan Hegenbarth, Maria Hernandez, Kiaro herro, Julia Hoover, Maura Judd, Owen Knickelbine, Aiden Lee-Gilligan, Maitland Luksan, Jimena McMerty-Brummer, Nadya Mojica, Pedro Ochoa, Ava Peterson, Gus Pirkl, Ben Ragland, Hope Wang
11th Grade: Maya Argenta, Grace Bacon, Ellie Dickey, Audrey Dickson, Kayla Farrey, Xiomara Guzman, Kate Hancuch, Makenzie Jordan, Ellie Krueger, Connor Lawler, Doreen Liu, Maddie Marusich, Luis Mojica, Cammie Norman, Kailyn Pedersen, Ellie Turk, Mary Youngblut, Myrka Zambrano
12th Grade: Hadley Beckstrand, Gus Beringer, John Beutz, Henry Bird, Anna Carr, Julia Duda, Sophia Herrmann, Wenley Ip, Charlie Kraemer, Andrew Plouff, Jack Rickman, Peyton Schultd, Claire Shinners, Brady Solomon, Cara Vollbrecht, Chenxio Yang