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Academic, Speech, and Debate Team

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“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” Colossians 3:23

Nancy Payne and Marsha Domann, Academic, Speech, and Debate Team Directors
 
Competitive Speech Coach: Koy Domann
 
Debate Coach: Sara Boyer
 

 2017-2018 Calendar of Events: Speech and Debate Tournament Regular Season Schedule

Mandatory Parent Meeting: August 21 or 22 at 7 pm in room 110.

Date

Tournament Location

Notes

September 1-2

Foster/George Ranch HS

 Foster side: NIETOC

September 22-23

Cy-Woods HS

 NIETOC

October 20-21

Klein HS

 

October 27-28

Cy-Lakes HS

 

October 28

OAP District - San Jacinto College

 

TBD

OAP Home Performances – CLHS

 

November 8-9

OAP State - Kerrville

 

November 17-18

Cy-Creek HS

 

December 15-16

Jersey Village HS

 

January 5-6

Dobie HS

 NIETOC

January 12-13

Magnolia HS

 

February 2-3

Montgomery HS

 

February 9-10

Cy-Falls HS

 

Possible Optional Tournaments:-- January 26-27 Alief Kerr (Speech and Congress only) - NIETOC; Academic tournament

Tournament Post-Season Schedule (must qualify):

TFA State: La Vernia High School, La Vernia TX, March 1-3, 2018
TAPPS State: April 9 (LD Debate), April 10-11 (Speech & Academics) @ Waco Convention Center, Waco, TX
NIETOC: Denver East High School, Denver CO, May 11-13, 2018
 
Courses Offered: Debate and Oral Interpretation are curriculum courses (within the English Department) students can take as an in-depth studies in the art of debate and various speaking/acting styles. Both debate and oral interpretation are year-long courses that require competition at local tournaments and teacher approval/course audition.
  • Debate I
  • Debate II Honors
  • Debate III Honors
  • Debate IV Honors
  • Oral Interpretation I
  • Oral Interpretation II Honors
  • Oral Interpretation III Honors
  • Oral Interpretation IV Honors

 

Competitive Opportunities:

  • Academic
    • Advanced Math                            
    • Calculator Applications
    • Current Issues and Events
    • Literary Criticism
    • Mathematics
    • Number Sense
    • Ready Writing
    • Science
    • Social Studies
    • Spanish
    • Spelling
    • Yearbook
  • Speech
    • Original Oratory
    • Persuasive/Extemporaneous Speaking
    • Poetry Interpretation
    • Prose Interpretation
    • Solo Acting/Dramatic and Humorous Interpretation
    • Duo Acting
    • Duet Acting
    • Impromptu Speaking
    • Informative Speaking
  • Debate
    • Lincoln-Douglas
    • Student Congress
    • Public Forum


Students compete in academic virtual challenge meets during the year and in the TAPPS state meet in the spring. Students compete in Texas Forensics Association speech and debate meets throughout the year.

 

 Highlights:
 
  • Participate in local Texas Forensics Association speech and debate tournaments
  • Participate in Best of Texas and Virtual Challenge Meet academic tournaments
  • TAPPS Academic, Speech, and Debate State
    • 2017 - 6A State Overall -- Runner-Up; Speech and Debate Champions 
    • 2016 - 5A State Overall -- Runner-Up; Speech and Debate Champions
    • 2015 - 5A State Overall -- Runner-Up; Speech and Debate Champions
    • 2014 - 5A State Overall -- 4th Place
  • Additional Opportunities for Qualifiers:
    • Texas Forensics Association (TFA) State Competition
      • 2015 Sara-Ann Cook - 5th Place Prose
      • 2017 Tannielle Joseph and Nick Wanner - Duet semi-finalists
    • National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC) National Competition
      • 2017 Maddie Otten and Grace Feray - Duet octa-finalists
      • 2017 Tannielle Joseph and Nick Wanner - Duet quarter-finalists