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May 10, 2011

AHS Speech Team

Filed under: — Cathie English @ 4:09 pm


Head Coach: Cathie English

Assistant Coach: Keli Margritz

For those students who desire to participate in competitive speech and drama, Aurora High School offers a program of forensics. Students participate in contests sponsored by other schools, the Central Conference and the Nebraska School Activities Association. Learn more from the Nebraska Speech Communication Theater Association.

Speech Team Book 2013|

Goals for the Aurora High School Speech Team include the following:

1. Each student will learn more about speech and improve his or her skills.
2. Each student will develop life skills in communication, competition, and teamwork.
3. Each student will experience some success.
4. Each student will learn to deal positively with disappointment.
5. Each student will enjoy his or her involvement with the speech team.
6. To win the Central Conference Tournament we will host.


Our coaching philosophy is that each student has fun while competing at various speech events. We’re very thrilled when students do well, but we really want each student to have small successes, show personal growth, develop their speaking abilities, gain confidence in general and before an audience, and become unified as a team to encourage and support each other in all events.

Mandatory Meetings 2012

  • Thursday August 23, 2012
  • Speech Team Kickoff Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Room 406 (FCS Room)—If you bring a potential speech member, you’ll receive a prize! (Food and fun)
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2012 (Please note date change!)
  •  Speech Team Meeting in Room 104 at 4:30 p.m. Goal sheets due! (4:30-6:00—Discussion, order plays, outline and speech cuttings.
  • Monday, October 15, 2012
  •  Speech Team Meeting in Room 104 at 4:30 p.m.: All speeches and cuttings must be completed by this date. Mentoring Day: Mentors work with novice performers. SENIORS STAY LATE: Design 2012 T-shirts
  • Monday, November 12, 2012
  • Speech Team Meeting in Room 104 at 4:30 p.m.: State of the team check up; order speech t-shirts. Performance night: Students perform and receive critiques from each other.
  • Monday, December 10, 2012
  • Christmas party at Espressions at 5:00 p.m. (Food and fun) If you want to perform, you may. (We will have a sign up sheet!)

2013Tournament Schedule and Departure Times

(Please click on the tournament names (links) to see information, round assignments and results from the tournaments)

  • Hastings Adams Central (Jan. 5 8) (Depart 6:30 a.m.)
  • CNFL #1@GISH(Jan. 12) (Depart 6:40 a.m.)
  • HAM-MER@Central City (Jan. 19) (Depart 7:00 a.m.)
  • CNFL#2@GISH (Jan.26) (Depart 6:40 a.m.)
  • Aurora Invitational (Feb. 2) (Students arrive at 6:45)
  • Minden Invitational (Feb. 9) (Depart 6:00 a.m.)
  • Mustang Invitational@ Sutton (Feb. 16) (Depart 6:30 a.m.)
  • Central Conference @Aurora (Wednesday Feb. 20) (Departure Time TBA)
  • Speech Showcase (District Performers will showcase their events) Week of March 3 TBA
  • District B-5 @ TBA (Week of March 11) (Departure Time TBA)
  • State Speech @UNK (Thursday March 21)(Departure Time TBA)

Play Production Publishing Houses

Aurora High School Speech Judges 2011-12

  • Beth Andrews
  • Carissa Phillips
  • Josh Fink
  • Anna English
  • Esther Edelman

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