Speech

Overview

Speech & DebateTeam

The Speech team provides opportunities for students to develop public speaking abilities while furthering their critical thinking and analytical skills.  Through a variety of speaking opportunities to choose from, students may write original pieces, interpret published scripts or speeches, respond to prompts about world events, or compete impromptu. Students who want to improve presentation skills, enjoy drama/theater, have a passion for world events and can choose or write scripts are encouraged to audition! The team participates in 4 tournaments per season, mostly on Saturdays. Contact Mrs. Hilts to sign up.

Meetings: (tentative) Wednesdays, 3:15-4:45pm 

News

SFHS Speech Team at CA State Speech and Debate Championships

Speech Team April 2017 at Day 2 of the CA State Speech and Debate Championships!

Congratulations to Alexandra Retodo, Tessa Crouch, Isabelle Bauman, Lauren Kim, Maya Solis and Nicole Young who will be attending the State Tournament on April 28-30 at Arcadia High School in Southern California.

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2017 Speech State Qualifier

State Qualifier Tournament

Antelope HS

Feb 24-25

Speech Special Recognition Awards: A special congratulation goes to Alexandra Retodo ‘17 and Olivia Fu ‘18 who were selected for the Dream Team award. Coaches select the top seven speech students in the region to create a “dream team” of all-star performers. This is a distinguished honor, not only for Alexandra and Olivia, but for St. Francis, too!

Congratulations to the members of the Speech Team who competed on February 24 & 25 at Antelope HS for the Speech Qualifier, including:

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Speech Invitational Tournaments

New this year for Speech Team**

Congratulations to the members of the Speech Team who competed in the following Invitational Speech Events. Invitationals are national or international tournaments that students attend additionally on their own outside of our regional events.

Yale University, September 17-18, 2016

Olivia Fu

  • Parliamentary Debate-3 wins, 2 losses (attended with Jesuit’s Debate team)
University of the Pacific, October 28-30

Olivia Fu

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Antelope HS Speech Tournament Feb. 2017

Speech Tournament

Antelope HS

Feb 4, 2017

 

Congratulations to the members of the Speech Team who competed on February 4 at Antelope HS, including:

Isabelle Bauman ‘17- Original Oratory 2nd

Nicole Young ‘18- Thematic Interpretation 3rd

Lauren Kim ‘20- Thematic Interpretation 5th, Oratorical Interpretation 7th

Alex Retodo ‘17- Impromptu 1st, International Extemporaneous 2nd

Olivia Fu ‘18- Impromptu 3rd, International Extemporaneous 1st

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Speech Qualifying Tournament – National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL)

Speech Qualifying Tournament

National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL)

Rockland HS

Jan 21, 2017

 

Congratulations to the members of the Speech Team who competed on January 21 at Rockland HS, including:

Carmen Ocazionez ‘18

  • Duo 4th
  • Dramatic Interpretation

Nicole Young ‘18

  • Duo 4th

Yukta Gutta ‘19

  • Declamation 1st

Lauren Kim ‘20