The Owatonna High School Speech Team is open to all OMS students in 7th and 8th grade. The speech team works on improving their ability to present, research and write speeches, but also develop skills such as how to be a supportive teammate, how to present one’s self confidently, interpret feedback and set goals. Team members work on facial expressions, gestures, volume, rate of delivery, expressions and confidence.  They can choose from a variety of categories based on their interests: Creative Expression, Discussion, Duo Interpretation, Extemporaneous Reading, Extemporaneous Speaking, Great Speeches, Humorous Interpretation, Informative Speaking, Original Story, Serious Interpretation in drama, poetry and prose and Storytelling. Students will attend weekly practices. There are typically eight meets and a chance to qualify for State.

Advisor - Katie Heinz: kheinz@isd761.org