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Speech Forensics

Pella Christian’s Speech Forensics compete each winter with the Iowa High School Speech Association.  Competitions include both Large Group Events and Individual Events.

Large Group Events include: One-Act play, Readers Theatre, Choral Reading, Musical Theatre, Ensemble Acting, Short Film, and Improv.

Individual Events include: Prose Interp, Poetry Interp, Lit Interp, Storytelling, Musical Theatre, Acting, Public Address, and Improv. 

The 2020 Speech Season is now finished for PCHS.  Please watch this link for complete information and contest schedules when the 2021 Speech begins next January.

District Large Group - Saturday, January 25, 2020                  Montezuma HS
All-City Speech Festival - Thur Eve, Jan 30, 2020   (There)    Pella HS
State Large Group - Saturday, February 8, 2020                     Cedar Rapids Washington HS
All-State Large Group - Saturday, Feb 22, 2020                      Iowa State University
IE's Peer Critique - Thursday, February 27, 2020                     PCHS Library
District Individuals - Saturday, February 29, 2020                  Pekin Community HS
State Individuals - Saturday, March 14, 2020                         Grinnell HS
All-State Individuals - Monday, March 30, 2020                     University of Northern Iowa

PC's Theatre Troupe is an organized group of students who enjoy doing all kinds of theatre and speech-both on stage and back stage. The Theatre Troupe inducts new members each April at their annual end of the year "Celebration!" based on points earned throughout the year. A student needs to earn a minimum of 65 points to become a member. Theatre Troupe Officers for 2019-20 are:


  • Morgan Meinders  -  President
  • Piper King  -  Vice President
  • Kaylee Bandstra  -  Secretary
  • Angela Rooda  -  Treasurer


Typical activities for Troupe members include holiday socials, trips to see professional shows in the area, and workshop opportunities.

Director of Theatre/Speech:   Mr. Marlo Van Peursem
Assistant Speech Coach:   Mrs. Lisa Van Gilst
Assistant Speech Coach:   Mr. Cory Van Gilst