WHS's Speech and Debate team ia a member of the Indiana High School Forensics Association (IHSFA) and the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA).
See Mr. Robinson in room 1452 or Mrs. Reineking in room 1233 for details on how to join.
Interested in learning more?
News Bulletin on-the-spot
Public Forum Debate
Click here for more detail on the events IHSFA Judges Manual: here
10/25 Saturday DEBATE/Congress meet at W. Lafayette HS SPEECH at Park Tudor
11/1 Saturday SPEECH & DEBATE Meet at Fishers HS
11/8 Saturday SPEECH & Congress meet at Maconaquah HS
11/22 Saturday SPEECH meet at New Castle HS
12/13 Saturday SPEECH & Congress at Westfield (yes, we are hosting a 2nd tournament this year!!!)
1/10 Saturday SPEECH & DEBATE/Congress meet at Noblesville HS
1/17 Saturday SPEECH meet at Lafayette Jefferson HS
1/23-1/24 Friday evening & Saturday DEBATE NFL NATIONAL QUALIFIERS at Brebeuf Jesuit
1/31 Saturday SPEECH, Congress, & DEBATE at Fishers HS (Hamilton County Conference)
2/6-2/7 Friday evening and Saturday DEBATE STATE IHSFA FINALS at Kokomo HS
2/28 Saturday SPEECH & Congress Districts at Southporte HS
3/7 Saturday DISTRICT 5 IHSFA SPEECH meet at WESTFIELD HS
3/14 Saturday SPEECH NFL NATIONAL QUALIFIERS at Noblesville HS
3/28 Saturday SPEECH STATE IHSFA FINALS at Fishers HS (must 'break' from IHSFA Districts)
All meetings will be held in Room 1233 unless otherwise stated
9th Place at the Fishers Festival!!!
(19 schools competed on 11/10/12)
Student Contract (Mandatory): here
WHS First Debate Tournament: 10/19/2013 at Brebeuf Jesuit
From left to right:
Congress: Zack Chambers & Cate Boyd
Lincoln Douglas: Ryan Chambers
Public Forum: Cassidy White & Olivia Owens
By the end of the day, it was necessary to reject normalcy and cut loose!
Cate Boyd: 5th in Committee & 8th in Congress
Olivia Owens & Cassidy White: 3rd in Public Forum
Zack Chambers: 2nd in Committee
Noblesville Speech & Debate Tournament: 11/9/2013
From left to right - top down
Andrew, Ryan, Zack, Thomas
Ryan & Olivia (in the middle)
Nicole, Daniel, Cassidy
We are an odd bunch... :-)
Sweepstakes Trophy: 3rd in Debate!!!
Nicole: Event champion in Poetry
Zack: 2nd in Congress
Cate Boyd (not pictured): 3rd in Congress
Cassidy & Olivia: 4th in PF
RyanChambers: 6th in LD
BSU Red Carpet Affair Speech Tournament: 11/16/2013
CJ Cotter & Sara Zaloudek
Event Champions: Duo DI, Scripted
Top row left to right:
Daniel Minth, Stephen Wade, Thomas Dobosiewicz, Ryan Fross
Middle Row left to right:
Bobby White, Andrew Ponschinske, Sam Hoffman, Emily Michaels, Bailey VanMatre, Nicole Gruszka
Bottom row left to right:
Sara Zaloudek & CJCotter
Not pictured: Cate Boyd
Congratulations to our 2014 State Competitors!!!
Sam Hoffman: USX - 18th in State
Bobby White: IX - 36th in State
Nicole Gruszka: Poetry - 7th in State
Bailey VanMatre: Poetry -20th in State
Congratulations to Nicole Gruszka!!! Awesome job breaking to Semi-Finals at 2014 State. 7th overall. You Rock!!!
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