Speech & Debate

Advisor:
Jon Guttormsen

Phone:
253-566-5710

E-mail:
jguttormsen@upsd83.org

President:
Gavin Torem

Phone:
253-307-4250

E-mail:
gavintorem@gmail.com

Vice President:
Connor Wielt

Phone:
253-278-9166

E-mail:
wieltconnor@gmail.com

To receive information on upcoming meetings, events or tasks, click here: Remind for Speech & Debate

Register for the remind by either texting ga4bf2 to 81010 or using the same code with the remind app.

Current Topic: U.S. Military intervention in other nations

Room Number: 211

1st Semester Activities: Our members compete in both debate and speech events at local tournaments against students from other high schools. Debate events include Public Forum, Student Congress, Policy, and Lincoln Douglas. Speech Events include Oratory Impromptu, and SPAR in addition to Interpretive events such as Reading, Duo, and Humorous.

2nd Semester Activities: Students freely choose topics that they would like to discuss in depth in a semi-formal cross between a socratic seminar and debate. They bring in research and data to support their claims, and after debate and discussion ends the club writes a resolution and passes it (see House Resolutions page for examples).