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

2:30p, Monday, September 11, in the Main Campus LMC

2:30p, Tuesday, September 12, in the Birkett Center Forum Room

Auditions will take place for Varsity members on Wednesday, Sep. 13 (starting at 3:00p) in D219.

Auditions will take place for New members on Wednesday, Sep. 13 (starting at 5:00p) or Thursday, Sep. 14 (starting at 2:45p) in D219. All new members can sign up for audition slots right here.

Everyone will need to read the audition packet and fill out The 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!)

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

The Video from Banquet

For anyone interested in attending the Neuqua Valley Speech Team 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 7-11 from 8:00-11:00a each day
  • 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 $175 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 2017-18 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 later this summer with more details.)

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

Can’t wait to see you in the fall!

Banquet Reminder!

The banquet is Thursday night, May 4, at Tamarack Golf Club! It starts at 5:45p and should go until about 8:30p.

Dress code: You don’t have to wear Speech suits, but you should look nice. For pictures.

For all seniors who have been on the team for at least three years, you can download the application for the David Scheidecker Memorial Scholarship here!

It will be due Monday, April 3rd. Please turn it in to Coach La Scola in B100 by the end of the day.

If you are interested in applying for Team captain, you must fill out this form and turn it in to La Scola (in B100) by Monday, April 3rd. (Interviews will take place by the end of April.)

Only current sophomores and juniors are allowed to apply.

The Speech Banquet will take place at Tamarack Golf Club on Thursday, May 4 starting at 5:30p (ending around 8:30p).

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 La Scola (in B100 at Main) by Monday, April 3rd.

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.

I ask that you don’t submit them to other “speech” websites. (You know what I mean…)


DDA — Diti Kohli and Tejas Gajula
DI — Dillon Tartaglia
ES — Alex Shura
HDA — Amrit Maan and Alex Warner
HI — Dillon Tartaglia
Info — Archit Dhar
IS — Alex Shura
OD — Emily Abella
OC — Zach Honer
OO — Megan Wu
Poe — Alex Warner
PR — Diti Kohli
RS — Roshni Koul
SOS — Zach Honer
Performance in the Round


Because I have musical callbacks this week, I will be meeting with people during 3rd period.  Please meet me at the start of the period in room B119.  Bring all necessary materials like you would for an after school practice.

I need to meet with the following this week:
Dillon (HI/DI)
Zach (OC/SOS)
Tejas/Diti (DDA)
*Diti and Tejas — we will schedule a time to have a practice.  Diti, I will come talk to you at the start of 7th period tomorrow (2/14) to schedule a time with you guys.

Please print and bring copies of your most updated script & sign up for the time slot that best works for you.

2:45-3:15pm — Team Meeting

3rd period in B119

3rd period in B119

3rd period in B119 (if need be)

State Baby!

Mr. Pontarelli

Here is the information you need for Sectionals!

The tournament is at Downers Grove South.

Bus leaves at 6:30a. Be there early!

We should be back by 8:00p.

Mehta: Feb 6 – 10

I’m seeing the following people!

Diti/Tejas (DDA) – 1 hour
Dillon (DI) – 1 hour
Alex S. (Imp/Ext) – 1 hour
Amrit/Alex W. (HDA) – 1 hour
Dillon (HI) – 2 hours
Archit (Info) – 1 hour
Zach (OC) – 1 hour
Emily (Dec) – 1 hour
Megan (OO) – 1 hour
Diti (PR) – 1 hour
Alex W. (Poe) – 1 hour
Roshni (RS) – 1 hour
Zach (SOS) – 1 hour


2:45 – 3:15 [Team meeting]
3:15 – 4:15 Alex W. and Amrit
4:15 – 5:15 Dillon
5:15 – 6:15 Diti
6:15 – 7:15 Megan


2:45 – 3:45 Alex S.
3:45 – 4:45 Zach
4:45 – 5:45 Roshni
5:45 – 6:45
6:45 – 7:45 Zach


3:00 – 4:00 [Regional Team Meeting]
4:00 – 5:00 Emily
5:00 – 6:00 Archit
6:00 – 7:00 Diti/Tejas


2:45 – 3:45 Dillon
3:45 – 4:45 Dillon
6:00 – 9:00 [Regional Team Runthrough]


2:45 – 6:00 Last-second rehearsals

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