Speech Team

  • Matt Rothrock
    Head Coach, Columbus East HS Speech Team
    (812) 343-7533
    "What is Speech Team"?
    East's Speech team competes in speech competitions characterized by individuals competing in a variety of different events. These events span the areas of public speaking, acting, reading and interpretation.  Organized competition takes place both on the high school and collegiate level.
    Through the forum of public speaking, students learn to communicate effectively in a competitive environment that stresses logic, quick thinking, breadth of knowledge, and ultimately, persuasion.

    Eligibility is open to any East student—regardless of grade level. No prior experience is necessary.

    Tournament events range from informative and impromptu speaking to the oral interpretation of literature. The team meets to practice frequently, and there is no mandatory level of participation.