The individual events (IE) speech team provides students an opportunity to excel in the most important skill needed to be successful personally and professionally – the ability to communicate effectively. Under the auspices of the Iowa High School Speech Association, students will participate in competitions January-March including district and state competitions. There is a category for every personality, talents, and comfort-level. Memorized categories include acting, storytelling, solo musical theatre. and public address; script categories include prose, poetry, and literary program; student written categories include original oratory, reviewing, after dinner, and expository address; impromptu creations include radio news, spontaneous speaking, and improvisational acting. The team is organized in September/October with material selection occurring in November/December. Practices are January-March. See Ms. Lawler in room 2409 or email.