On Saturday, November 8, 2014, the Valle Speech Team participated in a Bellarmine speech meet at St. Stephen Protomartyr Catholic grade school in St. Louis. In speech meets, students in grades 5-8 develop and improve their public speaking skills by memorizing and performing material in Humorous, Serious, and Duet categories. Ribbons are awarded to participants based upon the total score received from two judges.
Humorous solo team members were: Bryce Palmer (8th grade): gold ribbon for “Ninth Street Bridge” by Bill Cosby, Kyle Steiger, (6th grade): red ribbon for “TV Family Night” by Annabelle Irwin, and Paul Ahrens (5th grade): red ribbon for “Go Carts” by Bill Cosby.
Serious solo team members were Cora Friedman (6th grade): red ribbon for “Sorry, Wrong Number” by Allen Ullman and Mary Roth (6th grade): red ribbon for “A Kitten Goes Adopting” by Leota Hulsa Black.
Duet team members were Claire Parmer (6th grade) and Scarlett Alcorn (5th grade): red ribbon for “Joe’s Pizza Parlor” by L.B. Brooks. The team is coached by Sheila Roth.