What we're all about

The Rowan County Sr HS Speech Team is one of Kentucky's most successful high school programs. Since 1984, the program has served to offer students a proper education in oral communication. Through classroom curriculum and competitive tournaments, the team prides itself in preparing students for their future careers with speaking and leadership skills which last a lifetime. Alumni of the team have gone on to be highly successful business men & women, lawyers, physicians, college professors, actors, bureaucrats, scientists, publicists, musicians...and list goes on and on.   

Providing this education is not cheap. There are many costs associated with competitive speech: tournament fees, transportation, hotels, professional attire, meals, coaching, etc. The average cost for one member to participate for one year is close to $1000, not including extra national level tournaments. We are fortunate to have a board of education and parent booster organization who are financially supportive of what we do. But that money only goes so far. 

We rely heavily on the support of kind benefactors like you! Please consider making a donation to our team. No matter if its $10, $100, or $1,000, every amount helps.
  • Ryan Brown
$4,784 Raised since March 20, 2016

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Helps keep our team going


Buys needed supplies


Greatly impacts every member

What we're up to

  • Edco donated
  • “An anonymous donation was made "Very proud of the continued RCSHS leadership in speech history. Go Vikings!"
  • Chance Pennington donated "Speech changed my life in so many positive ways. I am so glad the tradition lives on in you at RCSHS! Speak on Vikings!"
  • Tom Sternal donated "From all those who have come before you, we wish you luck. Stay grounded, be kind to yourself and feel your courage!"
  • Sarah Dailey donated "Best of luck to our National Qualifiers. Have fun and perform well. "
  • Christina McCleanhan donated "Hey Speechies, Shine,sparkle,and succeed! "
  • Aelaf Gebrewold donated "We are proud of you and Good luck!!!"
  • Jennifer Scott donated - via Ryan Brown
  • “An anonymous donation was made - via Ryan Brown
  • Kimberley Reeder donated
  • Edco donated
  • Zachary Perryman donated ":)"
  • Edco donated
  • Sahlu Haile donated
  • Novlyn Hinson donated
  • Tyler Elam donated
  • John Chafin donated "Good luck!"
  • Edco donated
  • Marvin Moore donated "From the time I was principal until today, their success is measured by far more than trophies! So proud of our team!" - via Ryan Brown
  • Sarah Dailey donated "Break a leg, and don't forget to have a great time. "
  • “An anonymous donation was made "The Rowan County " - via Ryan Brown
  • Hope Brown donated "Rowan County kids are amazing and so are their coaches!"
  • Brooke Pennington donated "So proud of you all! Best of luck in Salt Lake City!"
  • Joyce Messer donated "Good luck! You make Rowan County proud!"
  • Ewesed donated "So proud of all of you! "
  • Susan j Neff donated
  • Almost halfway there!

    Wow! It has not even been two weeks since I began our fundraiser on Edco to send the Rowan County Speech Team qualifiers to Nationals, and we have almost raised HALF of our $5000 goal! We currently sit at $2125, meaning we only need $375 more to officially reach the halfway mark. Can we hit $2500 by the end of the weekend? Donate and help us get there! Thanks to everyone who has donated thus far! Without the help of our supporters, our students would not be given this wonderful opportunity to sharpen their oral communications skills. Thank you, gracias, merci, danke, domo, and any other way you want to say it!

  • Ian Winters donated
  • Edco donated
  • Morgan Eklund donated
  • Timeline 100

    $100 Press Club Power Grant™ achieved

    Look mom, our team made the news! We also just earned $100 in matching funds from Edco for getting mentioned in the press.

    Help us earn all four Power Grants™ by sharing our team fundraising page with friends and family today. https://rowan-county-senior-high.ed.co/speech-team

  • “An anonymous donation was made "Go speechies! You make RCSHS alumni proud. " - via Ryan Brown
  • Michele Quinones donated
  • Evelyn Conn donated
  • 3P Speech donated "Good luck at Nationals!" - via Ryan Brown
  • “An anonymous donation was made "Love this team and love watching their success!"
  • Cynthia Anthony donated "Best wishes and great success on your competition. " - via Ryan Brown
  • “An anonymous donation was made
  • Amy Vaughan donated "Have fun in SLC! From Cole Vaughan" - via Ryan Brown
  • Lucy Moore donated "Congratulations on this great accomplishment! You will represent Rowan County with style and grace!" - via Ryan Brown
  • Tom Sternal donated "Good luck. Enjoy the experience. Make us proud!"
  • Timeline 250

    $250 First Funds Power Grant™ achieved

    Our team just raised $250 with Edco and earned another $250 through the First Funds Power Grant™.

    Help us grab the next grant: $50 for 50 donors. Share this link with friends and family today. https://rowan-county-senior-high.ed.co/speech-team

  • “An anonymous donation was made
  • Allene Allene Gibson donated "Good luck to all of you!! I know my son John Thompson has been honored to be a part of your awesome journey! "
  • Tiffany Jalalon Sprague donated "Congratulations! Have a great time - one of the best experiences of my life for sure. "
  • Jennifer Scott donated "Congratulations and good luck! Enjoy your trip to SLC!"
  • Helen Williams donated "I am so proud of your team! I love you all! Congratulations on such a superb year."
  • Sheryl Wilson donated
  • Jody and Lori Brinegar donated "Good Luck!"
  • Jamie Lucke donated
  • Kimberley Reeder donated "Way to go! Hope each of you has an amazing experience in Salt Lake City!"
  • Rowan County Senior High School has started online fundraising!

    Our team has officially started accepting credit card donations. We need awesome team members and donors like you to share this link and tell your community why you support Rowan County Senior High School Speech Team!


  • Ryan Brown is now a leader for the Rowan County Senior High School Speech Team

  • At 07:47 pm, the fundraising platform for Rowan County Senior High School was born.