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.
All-State Large Group Speech Festival will be held at Iowa State University on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Please see the Speech Forensic Home Page for a complete competition schedule for the day.
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:
- Emily Van Beek - President
- Halie Vermillion - Vice President
- Jocelyn Gritters - Secretary
- Colby De Vries - 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