Speech teams competing for spot at state in Minot Saturday

Published: Feb. 3, 2023 at 8:01 PM CST
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MINOT, N.D. (KMOT) - Dozens of schools from across the region will take over Minot Central Campus Saturday for a chance to qualify for the state speech competition.

The speeches can be broken into two categories: half are public speaking, while the other half is an oral presentation taken from a novel, play, television, or a poem.

Katie Brekke said she hopes the students feel more confident in themselves even if they don’t win.

“I’ve noticed a significant difference with students presentation skills, acting skills, interpersonal communication skills,” said Brekke.

The speeches are five to eight minutes long.

Competitions start at 7 a.m. but the school’s times are scattered throughout the day.

The event is open to the public.

Brekke said those who qualify will go to state in Mandan.