Constitution & Bylaws



We, the students, for the promotion of good government, good sportsmanship, student activities, and the general welfare of the students of Curtis High School, establish this Constitution of the Speech and Debate Club.

Article 1. Name of Organization

Section A. It is resolved that the name of this organization shall be the Speech and Debate Club of Curtis Senior High School.

Article 2. purpose

The purposes of this organization shall be to:

Section A.

1. To promote civil and informed discourse.

2. To investigate and learn about social, legal, and other issues which impact the community, country, and world.

Section B.

1. To practice and teach communication skills.

2. To practice and teach research skills.

3. To foster camaraderie and team work.

Article 3. Membership

Section A. Membership in Speech and Debate Club is established and maintained by Jon Guttormsen.

Section B. Membership in Speech and Debate Club is based on attending meetings and tournaments.

Article 4. Duties

Section A. Duties of Speech and Debate Club

Maintain the integrity and purpose of competitive debate, as established by the Washington State Forensics League, and the National Speech and Debate Association by abiding by rules and expectations of interscholastic competition.

Article 5. Eligibility

Section A. Eligibility of Speech and Debate Club. All club members must have and maintain a cumulative 2.5 grade point average.

Section B. Requirements for all Speech and Debate Club Members during their period of service shall be required to:

1. Attend weekly meetings.

2. Attend one interscholastic competition.

Article 6. Amendments

Section A. This constitution shall be amended by a two-thirds vote of the membership provided the members are eligible and active.

Adopted on March 29, 2017.

By: Gavin Torem and Connor Wielt

Approved by: J Guttormsen