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Diocesan Speech League

Diocesan Speech League
The Dallas Diocesan Speech League was organized to promote and encourage excellence in speech and performance by sponsoring a diversified program of speech activities for middle school students. JPII High School will be coordinating the league activities for the 2019 – 2020 school year.

Membership
Membership is open to any Catholic School in the Diocese of Dallas.  Any 6th - 8th grade student may participate. 
 
Benefits
Participation in the League helps students:
• Acquire skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing
• Develop critical thinking skills
• Develop a sense of self confidence and poise
• Acquire knowledge, appreciation and skills in the arts
 
Participation in the League provides schools opportunities for academic competition in a supportive environment whose goal is student growth.
 
The League sponsors three meets per year. The first two meets are non-ranked events designed to improve student performance. The final meet is a ranked, competitive event
 
Fall Warm Up Meet:                     Saturday, October 12, 2019 at JPII
Final COMPETITIVE Meet:          Saturday, December 7, 2019 at JPII
 
Competitive Events
The Dallas Diocesan Speech League offers competition in a variety of events:
 
Dramatic Interpretation 
Duet Acting
Humorous Interpretation
Original Oratory
Poetry Interpretation
Prose Interpretation
Storytelling
TV Commercial
Two-Man Improvisation
 
 
Students may compete in up to two two different events for both meets provided that one selection is a Section A event and the other is a Section B event. 
 
SECTION A: Poetry, Dramatic, Storytelling, Duet
SECTION B: Prose, Humorous, Oratory, TV Commercial, Two-Man Improv