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The Callaway High School Speech Team is ready for another exciting year. The team is made up of any student in grades 9-12 who is interested in taking speaking skills to the next level. This activity progresses naturally from the introductory 9th grade Speech Class. While competing at the local, district, and state competitions, team members will be entertained and informed, become better speakers, and make new friends along the way. The speech season runs from mid-December through March.

2018 State Qualifier


Runner Up Conference Champs 2018


2016-2017 Speech Team with their District trophy.


Speech News

  • 1/21/17

    The Callaway Speech Team traveled to the Broken Bow Speech Invitational on January 21, 2017, to compete in their first competition of the year. They day was full of competition for the 11 contest pieces that competed. With teams ranging from Class A to D-2, it was a busy day and gave the team a preview of what they will be competing against throughout the year. 

    In the varsity division, CHS Speakers Olivia Paulsen and Seth Pearson received a sixth place medal with their duet, while in the novice division, Laykin Wilkins received a fifth place medal with her poetry. 

    Other honors for the Callaway Speech Team were superior ratings of Laykin Wilkins, Novice Poetry; Hannah Pearson, Varsity Informative; Wryleigh Doyle and Hannah Pearson, Varsity Duet; and Olivia Paulsen and Seth Pearson, Varsity Duet.

    “This season has had a rough start due to absence, late starts and no school, but our kiddos are working hard and are passionate about what they are creating. This is always such an amazing meet to begin the year,” stated Tina Ord, Callaway Head Coach. “We are able to see some pretty stiff competition and watch our students finally perform what they have been working so hard on. Being against bigger schools that have already been competing, allows us to see some pretty polished work. It is a great experience for our students to compete against these larger schools because it makes a medal even more special, and I am so proud of all of our students for rising to the occasion. Suzi and I have a great team and we have high hopes for what they will achieve during the year.” 

    Suzi Campbell, Callaway Head Speech Coach, adds, “This being my first year and first competition has been so exciting. Our kids have been working hard and coming in whenever they can to practice. I am so honored to be a part of the speech team and work with such amazing young talents. I am excited to see what this year will bring.” 

    The Varsity Speech Team Members of the Week are Olivia Paulsen and Seth Pearson. Olivia and Seth have worked so hard to be at the level they were at this weekend. They are fully dedicated to their performance and practiced whenever they had a spare minute. They are a great example for our younger students on what hard work looks like and what they can achieve.

    The next regular season speech meet will be the Ord High School Chanticleer Speech Invitational on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Competition will begin at 8:00am.

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016

    District D2-4 Speech Tournament Results
    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

    2nd Place: Emily Kimball/Noah Edgington—Duet Acting
    Amber Ross---Informative Speaking

    3rd Place: Noah Edgington—Serious Prose

    4th Place: Brittany Trumbull---Serious Prose
    Sami Stowell--- Humorous Prose
    Atlynn Witthuhn—Persuasive Speaking
    Sami Stowell, Amber Ross, Garrett Hrupek, Weston Kunkee—Oral
    Interpretation of Drama

    5th Place: Wryleigh Doyle—Humorous Prose
    Lucy Kimball—Entertainment Speaking

    6th Place: Grady Lashley--- Informative Speaking

    Superior Rating:
    Natalie G’Schwind, Entertainment Speaking
    Lucy Kimball, Entertainment Speaking
    Brittany Trumbull, Serious Prose
    Noah Edgington, Serious Prose
    Wryleigh Doyle, Humorous Prose
    Sami Stowell, Humorous Prose
    Amber Ross, Informative Speaking
    Grady Lashley, Informative Speaking
    Atlynn Witthuhn, Persuasive Speaking
    Emily Kimball/Noah Edgington, Duet Acting

  • 2/13/16

    Blue and Gold Speech Tournament
    February 13, 2016

    Varsity Medals:

    Noah Edgington, 12th in Humorous Prose

    Varsity Superior Rating:

    Noah Edgington in Humorous Prose and Serious Prose
    Amber Ross and Emily Kimball in Informative

    Novice Medals:
    Weston Kunkee/Garrett Hrupek, 4th in Duet Acting
    Kaitlyn Pflaster, 6th in Persuasive Speaking

    Novice Superior Rating:
    Weston Kunkee/Garrett Hrupik in Duet Acting

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