Speech is a Minnesota State High School League activity that begins in November and ends with the State Speech Tournament in April. All students in grades 7-12 are eligible to participate in one of the thirteen League-sanctioned categories. To letter, students must practice with the coach for one hour per week during the season.
St. Croix students regularly advance to competition at the State Speech Tournament, often qualifying for Finals and a state ranking. Last season St. Croix sent two speakers in the category of Great Speeches to the State Speech Tournament.
Students must attend a minimum of four invitationals out of the six scheduled during February and March. All students will be participating in the Section Tournament. The top three students in each of the thirteen MSHSL-sanctioned categories will advance to the State Speech Tournament.
Students compete in six rounds of the Minnesota Math League Contest from October through February and compete in collegiate math contests by working after school with the head of St. Croix’s math department.