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Welcome to the McClintock High School Speech and Debate Team

We're glad you've joined us. We have a great speech and debate team here at McClintock High School. We are the 5-time AIA 4A State Champions. We have a history of awesome competitive success, and a lot of passion. New members, guests, parents, and folks who are interested in what we do will want to click the read more link below to find out more about Speech and Debate.

Parent Survey 2010

Parents, thank you for joining us for the 2010 Parent Night. Other information will be posted soon. In the meantime, please fill out the following survey.

MHS Speech and Debate Parent Survey 2010

-The Coaches

MHS Chargers Bring Home State Championship For Fourth Year In A Row

For the fourth time in as many seasons, the McClintock Charger Speech and Debate team has brought home the big trophy from the AIA 4A Division State Championship Tournament. With 26 State Medalists, 8 State Runners-Up, and 5 Individual State Championships, the Chargers maintained a 77-point lead to win the State Tournament for the fourth year running. Congratulations to everybody who participated in this extraordinary achievement. Particular Congratulations to our individual State Champions: Abby Perkins and Dillan Butler in Duo Acting, Natalie Dimitrova in Dramatic Interpretation (for the second year in a row!), Andrew Mealy in Humorous Interpretation, Dillan Butler in Student Congress, and Abby Perkins in Lincoln Douglas Debate. More results after the jump.

MHS Policy Debaters take top honors at ASU

Thomas Liu and Meera Doshi received 2nd place in the Novice Policy Debate competition at the ASU Southwest Championship invitational, held January 7th, 8th, and 9th. This is an outstanding finish for our two Freshman Policy Debaters. Thomas was also awarded 9th best speaker in the Novice division.

Congratulations Thomas and Meera! Well done.

MHS Victorious at 4A Winter Trophy Tournament

The MHS Speech and Debate team took home top honors for the third year in a row at the Forensic League of Arizona's 4A Winter Trophy tournament on December 4th and 5th. With Flagstaff High School hot on their heels, the MHS Speech team turned out a whopping 22 finalists/placings, including the top 2 spots in Humorous Interp, the top 4 spots in Dramatic Interp, and Second place finishes in both Duo events, Policy Debate, and one of the Congress houses. Individual championship trophies went to Anna Gault in Varsity LD, Trejon Dunkley in Humorous Interp, and Gabby Higuera in Dramatic Interp. Full Placing Results after the jump.

Parent Survey

Parents, please fill out the attached survey as completely as possible, before Tuesday Nov. 3rd. We need to collect this information so that we can provide you with relevant information and updates about the goings on of the MHS Forensics team. Additionally, if you'd like more information about how you can support the team, please feel free to have a look at the information on the "Support Us" page linked above. Thank you for your time, we most certainly appreciate it.

Desert Sun Invitational - Results

The McClintock Chargers had a solid showing at the first annual Desert Sun Invitational hosted by Desert Vista High School. Congratulations to all of the members of the Charger speech and debate team!

Complete results are below.

Debate Boot Camp - Session 1

Debate Boot Camp Session 1 will be held from 8AM to 5PM on Saturday, August 29th at ASU's Hayden Library (in the center of campus). We will be in the largest study room. We will have an hour break for lunch. If we finish the material early, we will release before 5PM, but plan on staying the whole time if you can.

If you have questions, e-mail me at rglover@mcclintockspeech.com and I will get back to you ASAP.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Parent Night 2009

Parents of MHS Speech and Debate Students -

We would like to invite you to join us for our yearly Parent Night on September 1st, 2009 from 6:30 - 8:30PM at the MHS Drama Room. This is our chance to meet you, and provide you the opportunity to see what we're up to. In order for a speech and debate program to run well, we need to have our students' parents involved in the process. It's very important that we have a chance to speak with you, and provide you with the information you'll need as we begin another great season.

We look forward to seeing you there!

MHS Debaters Make Octafinal round of the TOC

McClintock High Debaters Justin Bever and Veekas Shrivastava made the Octafinal round at the 2009 Tournament of Champions in Lexington Kentucky last weekend, before dropping on a 2-1 decision to the top-seeded Durham Academy. The TOC is a difficult tournament to qualify for, requiring that teams perform particularly well at select tournaments throughout the season. Simply being a participant is an honor that many aspire to, and fail to achieve. Being among the top 16 teams at the tournament is extraordinary.

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