“Although we don't live in the neighborhood and aren’t Catholic, we love it at OLL – all our expectations have been exceeded!”
Bob Millard, parent
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Speech Team


The Our Lady of the Lake Team is looking for all interested 6th, 7th and 8th graders to join the speech team. Being a member of the speech team provides students with a wonderful opportunity to build confidence and poise in making oral presentations in front of an audience, writing a persuasive or informative speech or vocally interpreting a dramatic or humorous narrative.  All these are skills that are used in middle-school, high school and beyond. 

Students will make a commitment to come to small group practice sessions an average of at least once a week during speech team season.  In addition to these practices, students will be expected to work on their own finding or writing material to present, as well as, preparing and rehearsing on their own.  Tournaments are held on Saturdays and go all day.  

Information and Sign up Night
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 
Multipurpose rooom 
6:00 PM
Informational Flyer

Coaches are also needed!!! If helping young people develop their speaking skills is something you feel you can help with, please contact Jennifer Kush at jkush@ollseattle.org!  Parent volunteers can also help with organization of speeches, communication, etc..  
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OLL has a long and proud tradition of participation in the Catholic High School’s Invitational Tournaments for Seattle area parish school’s 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.

Both Bishop Blanchet and Seattle Prep high schools award tuition scholarship prizes to 8th grade winners in several categories:  Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Oratory, Editorial Commentary, Impromptu and Expository.  In addition, OLL's Speech Team participates in the Eastside Catholic Invitational each year.

OLL relies on parent and parish volunteers as coaches and judges. Judges’ training is available to all interested participants.  Kindly contact Jennifer Kush at if you wish to take the training and support OLL's Speech Team!