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The team has been posted here!

Congratulations to everyone who made it and many thanks to the more than 110 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 THURSDAY afternoon at 2:30p in room B229. This meeting is mandatory and will last until about 5:00p. If there are any problems with attending, you *must* contact Mr. Mehta and your Category Leader(s).

2) All Category Leaders will have a meeting (over Zoom) on Tuesday. Details will come your way soon.

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

4) I need you to pay the Activity Fee for Speech, and the instructions are below:

– Log on to http://www.pushcoin.com
– Select the webstore
– Click on the activity (Speech Team)
– Add it to the wallet
– Pay via credit card or e-check

5) Please join this Remind group so we can send you reminders/alerts.

Thanks for your cooperation and congratulations to everyone!

(Last updated: Aug. 28)

If you’re new to the team, you should come to ONE of the following informational meetings:

Monday, Aug. 30 at 2:30p in the Main Building in Room B210!

Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 2:30p in the Birkett Freshman Campus Forum Room (H128)!

Auditions will take place for Varsity members on Wed., Sep. 1 (starting at 3:15p) and for everyone else on Wed. and Thurs. Sep. 1-2. All new members can sign up for an audition slot right here.

Everyone will need to read the audition packet and fill out The Form! All of that information can be found right 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!) Auditions will take place in B223.

We will post the new team members on this site by Friday night, Sep. 3.

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 (IN-PERSON) Summer Camp, all the information you need is below!

The camp is for current team members, incoming freshmen, and anyone else in high school or middle school interested in learning more about public speaking. We will be following all district COVID requirements regarding masks, vaccines, etc. (Details to come later this summer!)

Important things to note:

  • The camp will take place August 2-5 from 8:00-11:00a each day. (There is no camp on Friday!)
  • 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 $140 and all checks should be made out to Wildcat Speech. (Students will bring the check to Camp on the first day.)
  • Your participation in this Summer Camp does not automatically guarantee you a spot on the 2021-22 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! (We’ll be in touch with you at the end of July with more details.)

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

Can’t wait to see you in the fall!

Here are the videos from Sectionals. 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 — Sarojshree Janaki and Michael Amato
DI — Ella LaBarre
ES — Rohan Jaiswal
HDA — Rishika Gaddamanagu and Henry Scriven-Young (4th in State)
Info — Megan Rajan (2nd in State)
IS — Emily Liu
OD — Vedika Ranjan
OO — Yashas Sardesai
Poe — Vedika Ranjan
PR — Erin Alcott
RS — Sarojshree Janaki
SOS — Aditi Vadakath (State Champion)

11/7 Tournament Info

Here is the information you need for Saturday’s tournament at York High School… but really on Zoom.

Who’s going?

The tentative roster can be found here. Please let me know if there are any problems!

Do I need to dress up?

Nope. You will submit one video which will be used for the entire tournament. The tournament is entirely asynchronous (nothing will happen live) except for awards.

When is my video due?

All video URLs must be sent to Mehta by 5:00p on Friday.

Limited prep?

Extemp and Impromptu will receive topics on Thursday evening.

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: Pushcoin is working now!]

I need you to pay the Activity Fee for Speech, and the instructions are below:

– Log on to http://www.pushcoin.com – Select the web store
– Click on the activity (Speech Team)
– Add it to the wallet
– Pay via credit card or e-check

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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