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Pella Christian’s Speech team competes 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 22, 2022                  Pella High School
All-City Speech Festival - Thursday evening, Jan 27, 2022     (T) Pella High School
State Large Group - Saturday, February 5, 2022                     Cedar Rapids Kennedy
All-State Large Group - Saturday, February 19, 2022              Iowa State University
IE's Peer Critique - Thursday, February 24, 2022                     PCHS Library
District Individuals - Saturday, February 26, 2022                  Tri-County HS, Thornburg
State Individuals - Saturday, March 12, 2022                          Grinnell High School
All-State Individuals - Monday, March 28, 2022                      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 2021-22 are:


  • Trent Van Gilst  -  President
  • Marie Johnson  -  Vice President
  • Nia Hoekstra  -  Secretary
  • Lauren Dunsbergen  -  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:   Mrs. Leah Sangl