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Speech Debate

If you are interested in joining our Speech/Debate family email Sean Gutteridge.

Speech & Debate Quick INFO 

Speech & Debate

WHAT: Competitive based class which provides opportunities for students to travel the state/country competing in a variety of acting, speaking, and/or debate events against the best of the best.

WHEN: Tournaments are held on various weekends throughout the year (see schedule on website). Debate is Friday only and Saturday mornings while the other events compete on Saturday. The only exceptions are Districts, Regional, State, and out of state tournaments.

TIME COMMITMENT: I.E. students will practice Monday from 3:30-6:00, Extemp will rehearse Tuesdays 3:30-6:00, and debate will practice 3:30-6:00 on Wednesdays (students needing to leave early for church should inform instructor and may be dismissed) during first semester. The second semester schedule will be add a Thursday, 3:30-6:00 practice for I.E. competitors. Additional practices may be scheduled as needed. Students have the opportunity to practice daily. Depending on how competitive your child intends to be, they may ask for additional sessions. Outside of that, the team hosts monthly unity events and tries to fundraise once a month. A detailed list of events can be found on my website listed below.

COST: each student will be asked to pay $50 a semester for dues. Dues must be paid before your student is eligible to compete at their first O.S.S.A.A. competition. 

DRESS: competitors must be in a suit. A detailed list can be found on my website in the competitive speech and debate handbook, "tournament attire" section.

CONTACT: please feel free to reach out to me anytime of the day. You may reach me by phone during the school week at 405-735-4866 or by email and I will respond as soon as possible. I also encourage you to subscribe to my Remind101 for parents by texting the code @mrelles to the number 81010.

WE NEED YOUR HELP: we have a great group of parents who help keep the program running smoothly. Please join our parent group and find out about ways you can help support your child and the Westmoore Speech/Debate team.