“A speech is poetry: cadence, rhythm, imagery, sweep! A speech reminds us that words, like children, have the power to make dance the dullest beanbag of a heart.” 

— Peggy Noonan

APS Speech

By participating in Speech, students grow in confidence and in the ability to effectively communicate with the public.  Building upon speaking skills introduced to students in Freshman Speech class, students may choose to grow and develop as speakers by participating competitively in Speech Meets during the Winter and Spring months.  Each competitive season culminates with the State Speech Meet held at UNK in March.

Categories include:

  • Self-Written Speeches
    • Extemporaneous
    • Entertainment
    • Informative
    • Persuasive
  • Non-Original Speeches
    • Serious Prose
    • Humorous
    • Poetry
    • Drama
  • Group Speeches
    • Oral Interpretation of Drama (OID)
    • Duet Acting

Speech Medalists' Gallery

October 24, 2020

Upcoming Activities

Activities for the week of October 19th:

  • Tuesday- C/JV/Varsity VB @ Ainsworth- 5:00PM- Masks required while moving around.
  • Friday- State Cross Country @ Kearney- Class D Girls run at 12:00PM
  • Friday- No School- Fall Break

Please note that we will distribute information regarding attendance guidelines and procedures. These guidelines will vary by location and activity. 

Arnold Public Schools

Activities for the week of March 9th:

  • Monday- MNAC Speech @ Merna
  • Monday- MNAC Quiz Bowl @ Mullen
  • Tuesday- HS Quiz Bowl @ Kearney
  • Tuesday- School Board Meeting- 8:00PM
  • Thursday & Friday- No School- Spring Break

Activities Calendar at A Glance