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Students at Speech Team Competition

Find Your Voice. Speak Your Mind.

Who says you can't be a nationally recognized speech team and have fun at the same time? Meet the Speechies! In their 21 years of existence, the Bancroft Speech team has been a force in the Massachusetts Speech & Debate League. Working with experienced coaches, students become well versed in acting, public speaking, poetry, argumentation, and current events. They participate in competitions all over the state and country, and they win. A lot.

Keeping Up with the Speechies

Check out the team's dedicated page or twitter feed for all the latest news and information.

National Tournament

12 Bancroft students qualified for this year's National Tournament.


National Qualifiers Since 2013

State Champions

32 Bancroft students have been named Massachusetts State Champions since the team began in 2002

National Finalists

5 Bancroft Students have finished as finalists at Nationals

Meet Our Speech Team Coaches

Chris Sheldon Speech Team

Chris Sheldon

Upper School  Performing Arts & History Teacher

Pam Sheldon Speech Team Coach

Pam Sheldon

Upper School Science & Health Teacher