Friday, December 30, 2016

AVHS Speech Team Volunteering at VMS

Please watch the following video and complete the "AVHS Speech Team Volunteer" form beneath that. Kate Brause will be posting the schedule in the near future and you can refer to her with any questions.

Thanks for doing this. Have fun.



Thursday, December 22, 2016

Josh Gad
OO National Champion 99

The following oratory stands out as both thoughtful and quite funny. I want you to watch it with a special focus on both delivery and his use of humor. Answer the following questions:
How does Josh make this funny? Give examples. (ie. the use of contrast, sarcasm, vocal expression, facials, pop culture references, oratory references, human nature observations etc.)
What does Josh do in terms of delivery that make him stand out? Consider his conversational tone, pitch, volume, facials, commitments. movement, gesture, pace etc.)
Identify his thesis. Explain what makes it unique?

Be prepared to discuss these answers with the group.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


We still have numerous families who have not signed up yet and we still have 39 slots to fill.  Each shift is approximately 2 hours in length so we hope each of you can find a couple of hours to spare next weekend to help us with this effort.  All parents are expected to help by signing up for at least one slot per student on the Speech & Debate Team.  

For those of you who have already signed up – if you have the capacity to add another shift to your schedule we would be very grateful. 

We desperately need volunteers during meal times – Friday (shifts between 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm) at all four schools and Saturday (shifts between 11:30 pm – 1:30 pm).  
We have over 1,000 people to feed during each of these mealtimes and we can’t do it without you.                                                      
Use the link below VOLUNTEER using SignUp Genius