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Academic, Speech, and Debate Team


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

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

 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.


Tournament Location


September 1-2

Foster/George Ranch HS


September 22-23

Cy-Woods HS Result: 3rd place


October 20-21

Klein HS


October 27-28

Cy-Lakes HS


October 28

OAP District - San Jacinto College Result: District Champ


October 25 and 26

OAP Home Performances – CLHS


November 8-9

OAP State - Kerrville Result: 3rd Place


November 17-18

Cy-Creek HS Result: 3rd place  

December 1-2

Katy HS


December 15-16

Jersey Village HS


January 5-6

Dobie HS Result: 3rd place


January 19-20

Mayde Creek/Cy-Fair


January 27

Alief Kerr Result: 1st place


February 2-3

Montgomery HS


February 9-10

Cy-Falls HS


February 16-17

Foster/George Ranch HS


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.


  • Participate in local Texas Forensics Association speech and debate tournaments
  • Charter Chapter Status in the National Speech and Debate Association
    • 2018 Will Flynn - Academic All-American
    • 2017 Andrew Degges - Academic All-American
  • Participate in Best of Texas and Virtual Challenge Meet academic tournaments
  • TAPPS Academic, Speech, and Debate State 
    • 2018 - 6A State Overall -- State Champions; Speech Champions; Debate Champions
      • 2018 Maddie Otten - Virginia Worth Top Speaker Award
    • 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
      • 2018 Grace Feray - 5th Place Prose
      • 2017 Tannielle Joseph and Nick Wanner - Duet semi-finalists
      • 2015 Sara-Ann Cook - 5th Place Prose
    • National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC) National Competition
      • 2018 Maddie Otten - 6th Place Poetry
      • 2018 Reese Fast and Will Flynn - Duet quarter-finalists
      • 2017 Maddie Otten and Grace Feray - Duet octa-finalists
      • 2017 Tannielle Joseph and Nick Wanner - Duet quarter-finalists 
 Coaches: Mike Matthews, Nancy Payne, Koy Domann, Marsha Domann, Sara Boyer