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12/3 Tournament Info

Here is the information you need for Saturday’s tournament at Neuqua!

Who’s going?

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

Be at Neuqua (main building) at 7:15a!

Because we have to clean up afterwards, don’t expect to be finished until 8:00p. (If you need to leave early, talk to a coach!)

Extemp and Radio?

You will prep once in prelims and once in finals.

Food situation?

There will be snacks, sandwiches, and a roasted Thornton turkey for the team (thanks to JV’s mom!). If you have dietary needs, feel free to bring your own lunch, but otherwise, you should be all set!

We are still asking parents to fill out this form to sign up to bring snacks for the team.

11/19 Tournament Info

Here is the information you need for Saturday’s tournament at Thornton!

Who’s going?

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

(Thornton was kind enough to allow us more entries. So disregard the 2-person cap.)

What time should you be at Neuqua?

Bus leaves at 6:30a. Be there early! 6:15-ish to be safe.

When will it end?

We should be home around 7:00p.

Extemp and Radio?

Radio and Extemp will prep ONCE at the tournament and have one prelim round double-judged. You will prep again in finals if you make it.

Food situation?

Concessions WILL be available. But feel free to bring your own food!

We are asking parents to fill out this form to sign up to bring snacks for the team.

11/12 Tournament Info

Here is the information you need for Saturday’s tournaments at Wheaton North and Downers Grove South!

Who’s going?

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

(Wheaton North was kind enough to allow us more entries. So the 3-person cap no longer applies.)

What time should you be at Neuqua?

BOTH buses leave at 6:45a. Be there early! 6:30-ish to be safe.

When will it end?

DOWNERS GROVE SOUTH: We should be home around 3:30p. (There is no final round!)

WHEATON NORTH: We should be home around 6:30p.

Extemp and Radio?

DOWNERS GROVE SOUTH: Radio is prep-at-home! Extemp will prep ONCE at the tournament (and use the speech for all three rounds).

WHEATON NORTH: Radio is prep-at-home, but you WILL prep live for finals. Extemp will prep at the tournament.

Food situation?

DOWNERS GROVE SOUTH: You are ON YOUR OWN for food. Bring lunch. Bring drinks. Bring snacks. (Some light snacks will be available for purchase but not much!)

WHEATON NORTH: Concessions WILL be available. But feel free to bring your own food!

We are asking parents to fill out this form to sign up to bring snacks for the team.

11/5 Tournament Info

Here is the information you need for Saturday’s tournament at York High School!

Who’s going?

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

What time should you be at Neuqua?

Buses leave at 6:30a. Be there early! 6:15-ish to be safe.

When will it end?

We should be home around 6:30p. But you can make phone calls when we have a more reliable arrival time.

Extemp and Radio?

Extemp will prep twice at the tournament and once for finals.

Radio will prep at home the day before. You will use that prep for finals if you make it. (Varsity Radio people will PREP AT THE TOURNAMENT if you make finals.)

Food situation?

You are ON YOUR OWN for food. Bring lunch. Bring drinks. Bring snacks.

We are asking parents to fill out this form to sign up to bring snacks for the team.

The team has been posted here!

Congratulations to everyone who made it and many thanks to the more than 115 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 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 2:45p in room B223. 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) 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 Monday without these items.

3) 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 (2022-23 Neuqua Valley — Speech Team)
– Add it to the wallet
– Pay via credit card or e-check

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

Thanks for your cooperation and congratulations to everyone!

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

Monday, Aug. 29 at 2:45p in the Main Building in the LMC!

Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 2:45p in the Birkett Freshman Campus Chorus Room, H111!

Auditions will take place for Varsity members on Wed., Sep. 7 (starting at 3:15p) and for everyone else on Wed. and Thurs. Sep. 7-8. 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. 9.

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

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For anyone interested in attending the Wildcat 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 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 1-4 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 2022-23 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!

2022 Banquet Video

Thanks to Liza for putting this together!

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 — Rishika Gaddamanagu and Henry Scriven-Young
DI — Avaneesh Thiyagarajan
ES — Luke Fosdick (2nd in State)
HDA — Henry Scriven-Young and Khalid Hamdan
HI — Niamh Nugent
IS — Yashas Sardesai
Info — Aditi Vadakath (4th in State)
OD — JV Krol
OC — Navya Rao
OO — Yashas Sardesai (State Champion)
Poe — Amartya Nalluri
PR — Rishika Gaddamanagu
RS — Sarojshree Janaki
SOS — Aditi Vadakath (3rd in State)
Performance in the Round

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