Waterville Senior High School Speech Team 2020-2021

“The strength of a team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”
Phil Jackson – former American professional basketball player, coach, and executive in the National Basketball Association.


The WSHS Speech Team had a really awesome first year 2018-2019. Our team won the fifth-place trophy at the State Tournament out of 21 teams. Also at States William Jackson placed second in Poetry, Emily Campbell placed third in Poetry and Colette, Carrillo placed second in prose.


I know this year will bring good things to all involved. Thanks everyone for all the support. Keep up the great work!

Ms. Giguere

We’re looking Forward to Another Great Year in 2020-2021 – The Year Of Covid 19

Students develop skills in research, critical thinking, organization, persuasion, and communication. Speech students see tangible benefits from participation while in school – confidence in speaking situations, spontaneity in interviews, improved writing in other courses, diverse perspectives. Plus, you hang out with cool people and meet many from around the state.

January 9, 2020 Meet

We’re thrilled to announce we came in 3rd out of 20 teams.

Colette Carrillo: 1st -Program of Oral Interpretation

Emily Campbell: 2nd- Original Works

Emily Campbell: 2nd- Oral Interpretation of Literature

Alice Willette: 1st- Novice Prose

December 19, 2020 Meet

Out of 23 schools, Waterville placed 3rd. I’m so proud of our small but mighty team!

1st Oratorical Declamation:: Alejandre Garcia Pollis

2nd Informational Speaking: Carolyn Kinney

2nd Prose Reading: Alice Willette

2nd Dramatic Interpretation: Kassidy Gordon

3rd Program of Oral Interpretation Colette Carillo

3rd Poetry Reading: Alice Willette

Important Links

Maine Forensic Association – Go Now

Maine Forensic Handbook – Go Now

National Speech and Debate Association – Go Now

A Guide to Excelling in Speech and Debate – Go Now