Hibbing Speech Team The membership of the team usually varies from 20-35 students in past years the team had an even number of guys and girls. In the past ten years one of the largest amount of people sent to state was four; a duo team, creative expressionist, and an extemporaneous speaker. The Hibbing team is under the Minnesota State High School League rules.  Coaches in the past ten years have included; Mr. Brown, Ms. Keys, Mr. Viren, Mrs. Besemann, Mrs. Ronning, Ms. LaTarte, and Beth Phelps.  The team usually competes close to home, traveling the farthest away in 2008 for sections in North Branch. The team is usually awake around 5 a.m. on Saturday, and on the bus by 7 a.m. Normal things that are brought to a meet include; dress clothes, food, scripts, and extra shoes.  Every year the Hibbing team hosts the Hibbing Heartbreak invitational, with schools from as far away as Hermantown competing. The meet is usually held on or around Valentine’s Day. The team had two captains up until the time when Mr. Brown stopped coaching, then a third Junior captain was added, before running was open to Juniors and Seniors.  Within the past 3 years the team has sent a speakers in storytelling, informative speaking, and extemporaneous reading. This year the team traveled to sections in Princeton. The location of sections changes every two years. Each week the three captains of the team work together to write a collection of quotes of things that have been said by team members during the week. Past and present members agree the best thing they took away from speech is the ability to speak in front of anyone, loud and clear.
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