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Speech Teams Battle Virtually


January 20, 2021

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Speech competitors like Bethany Diedrich of River Ridge record their presentations and upload them onto the Speechwire website in order to compete virtually.

While the region's basketball teams have been put on hold – awaiting word on whether or not they will even get to have a season – the Speech teams in the area have adjusted to a brand new form of competition – taking their battles online.

Virtual tournaments have become the norm in competitive Speech as a contestant will record their presentation, then upload it onto the Speechwire website at the tournament their school entered.

On Thursday and Friday, judges log in, and "score" the videos they have been assigned to complete the preliminary rounds. Those scores are tabulated, and th...

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