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The team has been posted here!

Congratulations to everyone who made it and many thanks to the more than 100 of you who tried out. It’s never easy choosing from so many of you (especially when there’s a limit to how many we can take and everything is a bit chaotic this year), and if you didn’t make it, we hope you will consider trying out again next year. We unfortunately had to make a lot of difficult cuts!

Due to the high level of interest, coaches will not be available to discuss your auditions on an individual basis.

To those who made it, three things:

1) The first full team meeting is Monday afternoon at 3:00p over Zoom. This meeting is mandatory and will last until about 4:30p — if there are any problems with attending, you *must* contact Mr. Mehta and your Category Leader(s).

2) All Category Leaders should log in at 2:30p on Monday (before the team meeting) to chat about a schedule moving forward.

3) I need everybody to join this Google classroom. (It has a Health Form and information about Remind.)

4) [Update: I had a whole thing here about how to pay your Activity Fee, but it’s not working, so we’ll get back to you on this!]

5) You and your parents must read this packet, sign the appropriate forms, and pay the Activity Fee! You will not be allowed to enter the room on Monday without these items.

Thanks for your cooperation and congratulations to everyone!

For Varsity Members Only

Here’s the form we need you to fill out! (Once you do, you’ll be sent the Zoom link!)

This information has been updated with links to the Orientation and Audition packet!

If you’re new to the team, you should come to the informational meeting on Monday, Sept. 21 at 2:30p!

It is over Zoom (of course). Please fill out this form and you’ll get the appropriate link!

Auditions will take place for Varsity members on Tuesday, Sep. 22 (starting at 2:30p).

Auditions will take place for New members on Wednesday, Sep. 23 and Thursday, Sep. 24 (also starting at 2:30p). All new members can sign up for an audition slot right here.

Everyone will need to read the audition packet and fill out The (Online) Form! All of that information can be found here.

If you’re wondering what you may be reading during auditions, that packet can be found right here. (You don’t need to memorize this. We’re only posting this so you’re not surprised at auditions!)

We will post the new team members on this site by Friday night, Sep. 25.

If you’re unable to make it to the audition date, or you have any other questions, please contact Coach Mehta.

For anyone interested in attending the Wildcat Speech Team (VIRTUAL) Summer Camp, all the information you need is below!

The camp is for current team members, incoming freshmen, and anyone else in high school interested in learning more about public speaking.

Important things to note:

  • The camp will take place August 10-14 from 9:00a-11:00a each day over Zoom.
  • We will have separate tracks for new and returning campers so that everyone is working on the skills that will most benefit them
  • The cost is $125 and all payments should be made to paypal.me/NVSpeech.
  • Your participation in this Summer Camp does not automatically guarantee you a spot on the 2020-21 Neuqua Valley Speech Team. It will, however, make you a better public speaker, and that is a skill you’ll be able to use on and off the team!

If you are interested in attending, please fill out this form as soon as possible!

If you have any other questions, let Coach Mehta know.

See you soon!

Videos from Banquet

Here’s the booklet if you missed it!

And the videos!

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If you are interested in applying for Team captain, you must fill out this form and turn it in to Sparkman (in B100) by Tuesday, Mar. 10th.

Only current sophomores and juniors are allowed to apply.

The Speech Banquet will take place at Tamarack Golf Club on Thursday, March 26th starting at 5:30p (ending around 8:30p). We know some people may have conflicts but that’s unavoidable after the season ends. We hope you can make it!

Your family and friends are invited to join us, too!

The cost is $14/person (to cover dinner) and all checks should be made out to “Wildcat Speech.”

Please give all checks to Sparkman (in B100) by Tuesday, March 10th.

All Category Leaders should send Coach McQuaid their blurbs and a meme by Friday, March 6th!

Here are the videos from the Sectional run-through. These videos are only for your personal use, to send to family and friends. They are not listed in the YouTube directory and you can only watch them if you have the links.

DDA — Kylie Pickering and Brendan McCluskey
DI — Kylie Pickering
ES — Arya Nalluri
HDA — Sakshi Rane and Prakash Tata (5th in State)
HI — Max Corso (2nd in State)
Info — Megan Rajan
IS — Emily Liu
OD — Elaine Sun
OC — Max Corso
Poe — Arneet Gurtatta (5th in State)
PR — Shay Saha
RS — Jonah Liu
SOS — Aniruth Senthilkumar (State Champion)
Performance in the Round

Information About State

Details about State are here. I need checks and signed forms by Tuesday.

For those leaving on Friday morning, please be ready to go in the auditorium lobby at 7:15a. You may want to bring about $60 for food along with any snacks you may want. We’ll go out to dinner as a team on Friday night, but the other meals will be up to you at (or nearby) the Peoria Civic Center. You can wear comfy clothes and change into Speech suits when you arrive in Peoria.

If you are invited but cannot come, please email Mehta ASAP.

List of invited team members:

THURSDAY:

Brendan M.
Kylie P.
Max C.
Aniruth S.
Prakash T.
Arneet G.
Sakshi R.
Divya I.
Grace L.
Ritika N.
Ria D.
Jonah L.
Shay S.
Emily L.
Elaine S.
Hope S.
Arya N.
Megan R.
Anna S.
Rishi C.
Madison Y.
JV K.

FRIDAY:

Rathna K.
Disha L.
Erin A.
Khalid H.
Rishika G.
Ritesh M.
Sarojshree J.
Shruti P.
Trevor C.
Vedika R.
Michael A.
Rahul V.
Rohan R.
Yashas S.
Liza N.
Shreya P.
Henry S-Y.
Philip M.
Ivan P.
Angela S.
Zoya N.
Neha V.
Adithi V.
Sankar N.

The Sectional run-through will take place on Thursday at night in the Main Forum room (C202). Everyone is expected to attend! We’ll start at 6:00p and get done around 9:00p.

The bus to Wheaton Warrenville South leaves on Saturday at 6:30a. Be there early! We will return by 7:00p.

The whole team is expected to be there to support the competitors, but if you can’t make it, there’s no need to email me.

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