STS hosts the 2019 Provincial Speech tournament!

STS hosts the 2019 Provincial Speech tournament!

On Saturday, February 2, STS hosted 330 people for the Provincial Speech Tournament. This final tournament of the year qualifies students for both the junior and senior national speech tournaments. For the first time this year, Alberta is able to send 14 representatives to the National Tournament and we are pleased to announce that 9 of the 14 students attending will be from STS and in the senior division, 4 of the 7 students representing Alberta are from Strathcona-Tweedsmuir!

A huge thank you is extended to the 29 students who volunteered as chairpersons and timers. These students were wonderful ambassadors of STS carrying their responsibilities with confidence and poise. Thank you as well to the parents who drove their children out to volunteer on a cold Saturday morning!

All of STS students were prepared and performed with confidence and poise, and we are proud of their dedication and commitment to the Speech Program. The following are to be congratulated on their placement at the tournament:

Junior Division

Duet Acting:

  • 1st place: Kessia V. ’22 and Alia N. ’22
  • 2nd place: Emily P. ’23 and Sasha H. ’23

Solo Acting: 

  • 1st place: Inji H. ’22
  • 2nd place: Cassandra L . '22
  • 3rd place: Riviera S. '23

Interpretation of Prose: 

  • 1st place: Emma M. ’22
  • 2nd place Sophia L. ’23

Interpretation of Poetry: 2nd place Kendra M. '22

Senior Division 

Duet Acting: 

  • 2nd place Griffin E.B. '20 and Kirk S. '20

Solo Acting: 

  • 3rd place Luke J . '21

Interpretation of Prose: 

  • 2nd place Stephanie P. '20
  • 3rd place Edward H. '20

Impromptu Speaking:

  • 1st place Zaki L. '20
  • 3rd place Ben C. '20

Special Congratulations to Griffin, Kirk, Carly and Zaki who will represent Alberta at the Canadian National Speech Tournament in 2020. The following students are travelling to St. John’s Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg, Manitoba for the Senior National Speech Tournament and we wish them well: Griffin E.B. ’20, Kirk S. ’20, Stephanie P. ’20 and Zaki L. ’20.

Each student must compete in four categories including Persuasive Speech, Impromptu Speaking, Interpretation of Prose or Poetry and Parliamentary Debate.