• Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for the BHS Speech Team students must be in 9th through 12th grades and meet MSHSAA eligibility guidelines.

    Time Commitment: The team meets a minimum of 30 minutes per month after school. At least five Friday night and/or Saturday speech trips to other schools in Southwest Missouri are required.

    Meets: Meetings are held the first and third Thursday of every month at 2:35 p.m. in room 221.

    Procedure for Joining: Attend meetings and pay$5.00 annual dues. (Officers for the next year are selected at the last meeting of the school year).

    Description: The Speech Team provides opportunities for students to participate in competitive speech events in Southwest Missouri, earn National Forensic League status(looks good on college applications), strengthen self-esteem &communication skills, develop leadership and citizenship, enhance teamwork, and offers experiences to meet other like-minded students from southwest area public schools.

    Expectations: Attend meetings and tournaments, maintain a positive attitude, dedication, and good sportsmanship.

    Email Advisor: Debbie Smith