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Speech is a competitive activity sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League. Participants compete in the following categories.

  • Creative Expression

  • Discussion

  • Duo Interpretation

  • Extemporaneous Reading

  • Extemporaneous Speaking

  • Great Speeches

  • Humorous Interpretation

  • Informative Speaking

  • Original Oratory

  • Serious Interpretation (Prose, Poetry & Drama)

  • Storytelling

Houston High School has had huge success in Speech for many years.