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Speech Team

Speech Team

We are happy to welcome you to Speech Team here at Shepard High School, an award winning club that has fostered several state champions!   We are happy to announce that we are back to performing live at tournament competitions! Our mission is to help our speech team members build skills for outstanding public speaking and performance, from thinking quickly and communicating creatively through 14 different state sanctioned events.


Join our club through 

Google Classroom using code:  6e3bbio

Remind Code: @shepspeech


Club Mission:  We serve the school community by teaching students to develop oral communication skills and strategies for competition at the local, regional and state levels in forensics.  These skills will serve them well as they continue to grow in their confidence as learners.  We envision a world in which every school provides speech and debate programs to foster each student’s communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creative skills.


Meeting Information:

We will meet on Mondays  from 3:30-4:30 pm in room A125 and via Zoom, if need be. You will find our Zoom link on our Google Classroom page.


1st Semester Goals:

  • Select and coach students in individual  and collaborative events
  • Select, cut, and rehearse scripts;
  • Gather research materials for extemporaneous speaking and impromptu speaking
  • Assign students to specific events
  • Prepare and train students for live performance or on camera
  • Prepare for a performance night for family and friends in early December


Have more questions about Speech Team?  Contact Mr. Dunaway, Mrs. Carlson, Mr. Murphy, or Ms. Fawk via staff email



All Team Meeting:  every Monday from 3:30-4:30 in Room A125 or via Zoom 
Mr. Jim Dunaway, Head Speech coach
Ms. MaryEllen Fawk
Mrs. Sarah Carlson
Mr. Michael Murphy
Mr. Lavontae Morrow
Ms. Kimmy Rinck
Speech Team Events
Dramatic Duet Acting
Dramatic Interpretation
Humorous Duet  Acting
Humorous Interp
Extemp Speaking
Informative Speaking
Original Comedy
Original Oratory
Radio Speaking
Special Occasions Speech