Our Pike School Speech Team, a proud member of both the Massachusetts Middle School Speech League (MMSSL) and the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA), is a powerhouse of talent and dedication. Comprising students in grades 6-8, our team engages in monthly tournaments on Sundays across Massachusetts, participating in ten competitive speech events. These events range from interpretive speeches to public addresses to impromptu challenges, offering students a diverse platform to showcase their communication skills.
We encourage our students to participate in a minimum of three tournaments throughout the academic year. To strengthen our sense of community and teamwork, we also involve parents as judges for two tournaments.
The team meets once a week on Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. for group sessions. Additionally, our students attend coaching sessions every other week on either Tuesday or Thursday after school, depending on their schedules and our coaches' availability.
The Pike School Speech Team is not just about competition; it's a supportive environment where students grow, learn, and excel in the art of communication.