Here is just a bit of information to introduce you to

Lewis Central Speech

(The condensed version)


  • A state-sponsored activity through the Iowa High School Speech Association competing primarily in Southwest Iowa with statewide performance at the final level


  • All students participate—we will find a place for you to perform either in large group and/or individual


  • A variety of large group and individual events:

Large Group—One Act Play, Reader’s Theater, Group Improvisation, Group Mime, Solo Mime, Television Newscasting, Radio News Broadcasting, Ensemble Acting, Choral Reading, Musical Theater

The following categories may take three groups of 2 to 5 participants per group:  Ensemble Acting, Group Improv, Group Mime, Musical Theater (2 to 6).  Last year we entered sixteen events for District competition, the most in our district!


Individual—Acting, After Dinner Speaking, Book/Movie Reviewing, Expository Address (informative, visual aid speech), Storytelling, Interpretation of Prose, Poetry, Literary Program, Original Oratory, Public Address, Radio News Announcing, Improvisation, Spontaneous Speaking, Musical Theater

We are allowed three performers per category except for acting which allows six. 

We have a separate 9th grade division in which three 9th grade performers are allowed per category.


Students may participate in two large group and two individual events per year. 


LC Speech = Success 

We have made All-State (the highest level) in large group and individual almost every year for the past twenty years!! LC won the Walnut Hill Invitational for individual speech in 2003 and 2004 and placed in the top five each year after.

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