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 21, 2023
All-City Speech Festival - Thursday evening, Jan 26, 2023 (H) Pella Christian HS
State Large Group - Saturday, February 4, 2023 Cedar Rapids Washington
All-State Large Group - Saturday, February 18, 2023 Iowa State University
IE's Peer Critique - Thursday, February 23, 2023 PCHS Library
District Individuals - Saturday, February 25, 2023
State Individuals - Saturday, March 11, 2023 North Scott HS, Eldridge, Iowa
All-State Individuals - Monday, March 27, 2023 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 2022-23 are: (Note new years given)
Liz Vink - President
Bridget Vande Zande - Vice President
Avery Verhoef - Secretary
MaKenzi Groenendyk - Treasurer
Typical activities for Troupe members include holiday socials, trips to see professional shows in the area, and workshop opportunities.
- Director of Speech:
- Mrs. Elizabeth Oosterheert
- Assistant Speech Coaches:
- Mr. Marlo Van Peursem
- Mrs. Leah Sangl
- Mr. Aaron Fitzgerald