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Sophomore speaker finding voice on Speech team

posted Jan 29, 2019, 9:05 AM by Andrew Tichy
By: Patrick Wirries 

Speech has been a popular extracurricular activities for MHS for many years. The members varying in talent, determination, and personal stories. Any student may tryout for speech, but most turn away for fear of public speaking. The story of Greta Cole, a sophmore and a repeating member of the team proves there is no reason to be afraid of participating.

Cole was first introduced to the speech team by her father. His talents and skills motivated her to join the team in 2018. Since then, she has been improving her abilities to speak boldly and to work under pressure. Currently, Cole is in two categories, storytelling and informative speaking. Over the weekend from January 24th through the 26th, she’ll be at her first tournament of the season at Marshall Minnesota, participating in info. She has been looking forward to this event for quite some time, and has high expectations for her performance.

Before joining the team, Cole was not a fan of speaking in front of a large audience. However, now that she understands the components of speech, she has no regrets on choosing to join the team. Cole strongly believes people who have a slight interest should tryout. “Novices, all you need to do is speak confidently,” said Cole. “Just make sure to be yourself and have fun. The team encourages you to put in 110%, but that’s a fun part of the experience.”