“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

July 25, 2021

Upcoming Activities

Activities for the week of May 17th:

  • Monday- District Golf @ Bertrand- 10:00AM
  • Wednesday- Elementary Awards Program- 10:00AM- Open to the Public. Students can leave with their parents at the conclusion of the program. 
  • Wednesday- Last Day of School- 11:00AM Dismissal. JH/HS will be dismissed earlier as they check out.
  • Wednesday- No Breakfast or Lunch Served. Final lunch bills will be sent home on Tuesday. 
  • Friday & Saturday- State Track @ Omaha


Activities Calendar at A Glance