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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. 

For complete contest information on PCHS's current Speech competition dates (including  schedules, locations and times) please refer to the last link on this page, "Speech Home Page" and then going to "About PC Speech"

District Large Group - Saturday, January 23, 2021                  PCHS
All-City Speech Festival - Thursday evening, Jan 26, 2021     PCHS
State Large Group - Saturday, February 6, 2021                     PCHS
IE's Peer Critique - Thursday, February 25, 2021                     PCHS Library
District Individuals - Saturday, February 27, 2021                  TBD
State Individuals - Saturday, March 13, 2021                          TBD

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 2020-21 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