Speech and Drama Association

Members of the MHS Speech and Drama Association can focus on speech, debate, drama, or any combination.

Speech / Debate

Speech and debate competitions with area schools take place after school or on weekends. Students prepare for a variety of public speaking types. Students can audition for plays if they are not members, and if they are cast in one of the plays, they are members of the Drama part of Speech and Drama by default.  .


Want to have the chance to be on stage? Become a member of Speech and Drama Association this year! It’s sponsored by MHS teacher Marsha Vermilion. Drama is for absolutely anyone. It offers students the opportunity to build a lifelong love for the arts, and it provides many emotional and creative outlets for students.

“I believe a world without the arts would be very dark indeed,” Ms. Vermilion said.

This club is funded by tickets sales at plays. There are no payments or dues for this group.

You do not have to be a member to audition for plays, but if you are cast in a play you automatically become a member.

In addition to the chance to shine in on-stage roles, students also have the opportunity to learn about theater technology, working behind the scenes.

Who can join: Open to all MHS students.

How to join: Information about speech/debate practices and competitions, along with suditions for on-stage roles, are noted in the school announcements. See Ms. Vermilion for information about helping with the backstage crew and other behind-the-scenes opportunities. Informational Drama Club meetings are scheduled throughout the year, as announced. (There is no regular meeting time.) 

If you have questions, talk to Ms. Vermilion, or email her at mvermilion@marion.k12.in.us!