Speech Team

Speech Team is an extra-curricular program that competes in two different seasons: Large Group and Individual Events.

A student could participate in one or both seasons, and more information is found below.

At Pella High School, we have two teams for competition, as per the rules of the IHSSA (Iowa High School Speech Association). The 9th grade team is made up exclusively of 9th graders, and the Varsity team consists of all 10th, 11th and 12th grade participants.

Pella High School students can join the Speech Team Google Classroom code for more information and communication. The code is: nam4ft4

Large Group Season

Competition Dates (2023)

Saturday, JANUARY 21, 2023 - DISTRICT LARGE GROUP CONTEST - location TBD

Thursday, JANUARY 26, 2023 - All City Speech Night - at Pella Christian High School

Saturday, FEBRUARY 4, 2023 - STATE LARGE GROUP CONTEST - at Cedar Rapids Washington

Saturday, FEBRUARY 18, 2023 - ALL-STATE FESTIVAL LARGE GROUP EVENTS - at Iowa State, Ames

Individual Events Season

Competition Dates (2023)

Saturday, FEBRUARY 25, 2023 - DISTRICT IE CONTEST - at Marshalltown High School

Saturday, MARCH 11, 2023 - STATE IE CONTEST - at North Scott High School

Monday, MARCH 27, 2023 - ALL-STATE FESTIVAL INDIVIDUAL EVENTS - at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls


Large Group Categories

Individual Events Categories

Ensemble Acting

Group Improv

Group and Solo Mime

One Act Play

Readers Theatre

Radio Broadcasting

Television News

Musical Theatre

Short Film

Choral Reading


More detailed descriptions found here.

Acting

Solo Musical Theatre

After Dinner Speaking

Expository Address

Spontaneous Speaking

Literary Program

Poetry

Prose

Original Oratory

Improvisation

Public Address

Radio News Announcing

Review

Storytelling


More detailed descriptions found here.

Speech Team Results

Click on the links below to see results from each event or season

2023

Large Group Districts - 2023 - Results

2022

Large Group Districts - 2022 - Results

Large Group State and All-State - 2022 - Results

Individual Events Districts - 2022 - Results

Individual Events State - 2022 - Results

2021

Large Group Districts - 2021 - Results

Large Group State and All-State - 2021 - Results

Individual Events Districts - 2021 - Results

Individual Events State and All-State - 2021 - Results

2020

Large Group Districts - 2020 - Results

Large Group State and All-State - 2020 - Results

Individual Events Districts - 2020 - Results

Individual Events and All-State - 2020 - Results

2019

Large Group Districts - 2019 - Results

Large Group State and All-State - 2019 - Results

Individual Events Districts - 2019 - Results

Individual Events and All-State - 2019

2018

Large Group Districts - 2018 - Results

Large Group State and All-State - 2018 - Results

Individual Events Districts - 2018 - Results

Individual Events State and All-State - 2018

2017

Large Group Districts - 2017 - Results

Large Group State and All-State - 2017 - Results

Individual Events Districts - 2017 - Results

Individual Events State and All-State - 2017

2016

Large Group Districts - 2016 - Results

Large Group State and All-State - 2016 - Results

Individual Events Districts - 2016 - Results

Individual Events State and All-State - 2016

2015

Large Group Districts - 2015 - Results

Large Group State and All-State - 2015 - Results

Individual Events Districts - 2015 - Results

Individual Events State and All-State - 2015

2014

Large Group Districts - 2014 - Results

Large Group State and All-State - 2014 - Results

Individual Events Districts - 2014 - Results

Individual Events State and All-State - 2014

2013

Large Group Districts - 2013 - Results

Large Group State and All-State - 2013 - Results

Individual Events Districts - 2013 - Results

Individual Events State and All-State - 2013

2012

Large Group Districts - 2012

Large Group State and All-State - 2012

Individual Events Districts - 2012

Individual Events State and All-State - 2012

2011

Large Group Districts - 2011

Large Group State and All-State - 2011

Individual Events Districts - 2011

Individual Events State and All-State - 2011

2010

Large Group Districts - 2010

Large Group State - 2010

Individual Events Districts - 2010

Individual Events State - 2010

More information about the Iowa High School Speech Association can be found at ihssa.org