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February 7, 2018

Speaking of Regionals

by Justice Hardin

The Centennial Speech Team is finally wrapping up their season, just having gone to regionals at U-High on February 3rd. There are only six members of this team, but each student was ready to work hard, most having performed in not one but two events. An event is the type of speech you perform, and there are fourteen different kinds. These events range from humorous or dramatic acting to informative or persuasive speeches.

While this small team certainly packs a punch, it’s looking to expand, encouraging others to join. Other schools have speech teams with as many as forty people, and if we had those numbers, Centennial could definitely come back from any tournament with a trophy!

If you’re interested in joining the team next year, email or speak to Mr. Blandford, one of the team’s coaches. Public speaking is a very important skill, and after some practice, weekly competition is a great way to get over any fears of performing or giving a speech. You can even do some events with a partner, so make sure to bring a friend!

Anyone is welcome, and there is an event for everyone. Whether you like poetry, acting, story telling, thinking on the spot, or just talking about your passion, there’s always space for you on the team. There are practices in the English rooms after school every day if you want to stop by and see what speech is all about!

Also, make sure to congratulate Sibiraj Senguttuvan, the one member of the team who is going to sectionals in both of his events!

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