Competitive speech at Lincoln Public Schools offers a unique experience for students to develop a wide range of skills that enhance the lessons learned during the regular school day. These benefits include:

  1. Forensics offers students an opportunity to develop research, critical thinking, organization, persuasion, and oral communication skills.
  2. Forensics appeals to students with different goals and interests. It provides useful career preparation in law, education, politics, broadcasting, religion, public affairs, and business.
  3. Forensics enables students to clarify their personal and social values through confrontation with the value judgments of others.
  4. Students learn respect for dissenting opinions and acquire knowledge and skills crucial to effective participation in a democratic society.
  5. Forensics provides students with an opportunity to develop social skills, including teamwork by competing responsibly and effectively in an intellectual environment.

(Source: James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA)

LPS Speech Schedule

The following is a list of tournaments that LPS teams are attending this season. Not all teams will attend every tournament, so please contact your team’s coach if you have any questions. You can click on the tournament’s name for more information, including results for past tournaments.

Date Location
November 1st, 2019
November 2nd, 2019
November 9th, 2019
November 16th, 2019
November 22nd, 2019
November 23rd, 2019
December 7, 2019
December 13, 2019
Dowling (IA)
December 20th, 2019
January 11th, 2020
January 17th, 2020
January 18th, 2020
January 25th, 2020
January 31st, 2020
Date Location
February 1st, 2020
February 7th, 2020
Meza Jackrabbit Jamboree (AZ)
February 8th, 2020
February 14th, 2020
February 15th, 2020
Grand Island Northwest
February 21st, 2020
February 29th, 2020
NSDA Qualifying Tournament at Lincoln East
March 6th, 2020
Elkhorn South
March 7th, 2020
March 14th, 2020
March 26th, 2020

Our Teams

Lincoln East

Coach: Nick Herink

Lincoln North Star

Coach: Alison Finn

Lincoln Northwest

Coach: Ariason Snurr

Lincoln Southwest

Lincoln High School

Lincoln Northeast

Lincoln Southeast

Lincoln Standing Bear