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The Bishop Neumann Speech Team performs at local and state competitions with a variety of interpretive and public address events.   The team strives to give their best, most dynamic performances at every meet.  Our history of state speech champions includes the following students:

  • 1985 – Pam Tvrdy in Original Oratory
  • 2008 – Elizabeth Bettendorf in Poetry
  • 2009 – Hannah Kauffold in Humorous Prose
  • 2013 – Michaela Steager in Serious Prose
  • 2014 – Oral Interpretive Drama – Micah Braunsroth, Connor Sabatka, Emily Brabec & Hannah Simonds
  • 2015 – Hannah Simonds in Entertainment Speaking

Coaches: Mrs. Laura Simonds, Mr. Zack Krenk, Mrs. Anne Bowman, Mrs. Marisa Grady

Seniors: John Celesky, Dalton Specht, Claire Osmera, Arianna Prohaska, Veronica Hart & Therese Chohon


Juniors: Paige Bechtold, Halle Hiemstra, Tanner Langemeier, Rachel Binstock & Halie Tenopir


Sophomores: Libby Rappl, Michael Klein, Devon Benes, Cloelia Braunsroth, Nate Gusman, Tyler Masek, Elissa Abolins & Josilyn Masek


Freshman: Xander Fritz, Catherine Quinn, Josh Varner, Monica Chohon, Reagan Benes, Rebecca Hart, Elizabeth Kastl & Kyra Scanlon


Student Managers: Alivia Bartek & Caden Carlson


Coach:  Laura Simonds

2018 Schedule: 2018 Speech Calendar of Events

2018 Results

Millard North


Millard West



David City

Lincoln East