Speech Team The Hereford High School speech
participates in speech competition at numerous tournaments throughout
the year. They compete in
UIL events. The
team has won many sweepstakes awards and has sent students to state
and national tournaments. Students compete in a variety of
events at tournaments year round. It takes a great deal of time,
effort, and talent to be successful in speech.
The Coach Jennifer Zinn has taught at Hereford the last
three years, and has been involved in education for the past 14 years.
She taught at Valleyview Junior High from 1994-1999 where she had an
active junior high team that participated in speech tournaments.
From 1999-2005 she worked for Jostens yearbooks traveling to area
schools servicing them in the creation of their yearbooks. In
2005 she came back to teaching at Hereford High School and is the
speech and debate coach for the Hereford speech team.
Why join the Orators? There are many reasons why participating in
speech competition is beneficial for students. Aside from the
fact that it is fun, it builds lifetime skills that students will
use. You can ask any member of the team what speech
participation has done for them and they will all say that it has
helped their speaking skills and given them confidence. Being
a member of the NFL
is impressive to most colleges and employers. The National
Forensic League is a National speech honor society that also has had
some very prestigious members like Oprah Winfrey, Ted Turner, Adam
Sandler and Shelly Long. Students that participate in speech
competition tend to have higher TAKS scores and overall grades.
If you are interested in participating in Orators it is recommended
that you take either Oral Interp or Debate. You can contact
Jennifer Zinn for more information.
The team placed third in sweepstakes at the WTAMU tournament.
The team placed first in sweepstakes at the Can-dall Classic
The team placed first in sweepstakes at the
The team placed first in sweepstakes at the Muleshoe