In 1978, the forensic coaches of South Dakota decided that they wanted to create an organization to help promote the speech activities throughout the State of South Dakota. They created the South Dakota Forensics Communication Association - otherwise known as the SDFCA. We are the professional organization for speech, debate and oral interpretation coaches in the state of South Dakota at the junior high, high school and collegiate level.
We have two primary objectives: first, we provide financial support for the end of the year awards for both coaches and graduating students from the forensics community. Click on the Awards link to see this year's winners, Hall of Fame inductees and past winners. Second, we want to provide any support that coaches, both new and old, need throughout their coaching experience.
Here is the list of the SDFCA Charter Memberships from 1978 - membership was $3/year: Anderson, Jean M. - Springfield HS Barse, Mary - Sisseton HS Bauder, George - SF Washington HS Brendon, Dianne - Aberdeen Roncalli HS Brosz, Dan - Huron HS Brubaker, Michail - RC Stevens HS Carlson, James - Brookings HS Dobesh, Don - Vermillion HS Fischer, Carl - Huron Junior HS Follette, Charles - Black Hills State College, Spearfish Gulbranson, Donna - Dells Rapids HS Hammersma, Steve - Aberdeen Central HS Holmquest, Jack - Huron HS Hovendick, Linda - Scottland HS Johnson, Terry - SF Washington HS Jordan, Harold M. - USD, Vermillion Kleeman, Betsy - Clark HS LaRue, Maurice - Sturgis HS Landis, Sandra - Flandreau HS Lane, Alan - Tyndall-Tabor HS Larson, Deborah - Britton HS Lee, Clara Chilson - Augustana College, Sioux Falls Lien, Pat - Clear Lake HS McMillan, Nancy - Parkston HS Nelson, Dorene - Groton HS Nesheim, Kimberly - Yankton HS Newstrom, Nancy - RC Central HS Pennington, Christy - Madison HS Peterson, R. Alan - Aberdeen Central HS Petrik, Virgil - USD-Springfield Pfau, Mike - Augustana College, Sioux Falls Pickering, Kenneth - Clear Lake HS Pischke, Christi - Webster HS Prosper, Arthur - Black Hills State College, Spearfish Roberts, Donus - Watertown HS Schliessmann, Mike - SDSU, Brookings Semrad, Jeanne - Lake Preston HS Shepherd, Scott - Watertown HS Striano, Kristine - Jones Co. HS, Murdo Swanson, Carl - SF Lincoln HS Tschetter, Douglas - Milbank HS Turchen, Mike - Dakota Wesleyan University Westby, John - Groton HS Widvey, Harold - SDSU, Brookings Wollman, Mildred - Hyde Co HS, Highmore Zeman, Jim - Northern State College, Aberdeen