Mr. Robinson
Westfield High School
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Speech and Debate
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?
Speech Events:
Debate Events:
Humorous Interpretation
Dramatic Interpretation
Memorized Duo 
Scripted Duo
Oratorical Interpretation
Original Oratory
Poetry Interpretation
Prose Interpretation
Original Performance
Impromptu
Domestic Extemp
International Extemp
Broadcasting:
  Newscast
  Commercial
  Edictorial
  News Bulletin on-the-spot
  Radio Program
Congress
Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Public Forum Debate
Click here for more detail on the events
IHSFA Judges Manual: here
Important Meeting Dates
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)
More pictures here
Student Contract (Mandatory): here
Public Forum Topics:
Lincoln Douglas Topics:
2012-2013 Inaugural Year
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!
Ribbon winners!  
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!!!
Sept/Oct 2014:  Resolved: A just society ought to presume consent for organ procurement from the deceased.
Sept/Oct 2014:  Resolved: On balance, public subsidies for professional athletic organizations in the United States 
                          benefit their local communities.
Debate Class:   Fallacies .ppt 
Web Links for Interp Scripts:  1) Samuel French    2) Script Source   3) Play Scripts      4) Dramatist Play Service   5) Mushroom Cloud Press
November 2014:  Resolved: On balance, the benefits of genetically modified foods outweigh the harms.
Nov/Dec 2014:  Resolved: The "right to be forgotten" from Internet searches ought to be a civil right.
Jan/Feb 2015:  Resolved: Just governments ought to require that employers pay a living wage.
December 2014:  Resolved: For-profit prisons in the United States should be banned.
January 2015:  Resolved: United Nations peacekeepers should have the power to engage in offensive operations.
February 2015:  Resolved: On balance, economic globalization benefits worldwide poverty reduction.
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