“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

April 20, 2021

Upcoming Activities

Activities for the week of April 19th:

  • Tuesday- NSCAS Testing- 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Grades
  • Tuesday- Cross Country Meeting during lunch 
  • Wednesday- NSCAS Testing- 4th Grade
  • Wednesday- JH Track @ Sutherland- 10:00AM
  • Wednesday- Senior Tea- 2:00PM
  • Wednesday- 2:40PM Dismissal- Teacher Inservice
  • Thursday- NSCAS Testing- 8th Grade
  • Thursday- Golf @ Thedford- 10:00AM
  • Friday- District Music Contest @ North Platte
  • Saturday- HS Track @ Hershey- 10:00AM

Activities Calendar at A Glance