NHS SPEECH & DEBATE
-In The News!- 
Stephanie Pumphrey, Harrison Pepin and Zyler Pranke were featured on the front page of the Greeley Tribune on Thursday, April 13, 2017.  We are proud of them, and the great things that the Speech and Debate program is accomplishing!
Tribune  
PDF of document HERE  
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  Northridge Speech and Debate 
The speech team's season has begun! Be sure you talk to Mr. Seematter or the new assistant coach Ms. Wallin about your interest in the team, so we can communicate with you about upcoming events.
 
Contact Info

Mr. Seematter
 
Ms. Wallin
 
NHS Speech & Debate 2016-2017 Calendar HERE 

 

Club Description: 

The Northridge Debate and Forensics Team is made up of about 45 NHS students that range from freshmen to seniors. Each weekend of the season, we engage in verbal competition with local high schools. Students perform scenes, deliver speeches or debate with other students to determine who reigns supreme on that given weekend. The full breakdown of events can be found at http://www.speechanddebate.org . Additionally, the debate and forensics team, in large part due to the number of hours spent at competitions, becomes more like a family. There is a ton of support for every member of the team, and that makes the victories all the more important! 

 

Other:

It is Mr. Seematter and Ms. Wallin's contention that being involved in debate and forensics is one of the most beneficial activities a high school student can participate in because the range of events allows students to develop excellent communication abilities, which in the 21st century is becoming one of the most sought after skills in the job market. Interpersonal communication will always matter in our world, and there is no better way to develop those abilities than through debate and forensics. 
 
Thank you to our sponsors: 
Human Bean
The Speech and Debate team had a tremendously successful State Qualifying meet: 
Jasmyne Colin alternate in poetry

Lanetta Cervantes alternate in Informative
Harrison Pepin 2 and 2 in LD Debate

State Qualifiers 
Brooklyn Johnson in Informative
Stephania Pumphrey in POI 
Jordan Gage in NX
Mikaela Lee in Poetry
Tyler Pereira in Poetry
 Regional Squad    Regional Squad II
 
On March 3rd and 4th, the NHS Speech and Debate team competed at the Rocky Mountain North NSDA Qualifying Meet, and they competed fabulously; bringing home awards were: Mikaela Graham in POI and Stephania Pumphrey in OO. 
In addition to those individuals, the Speech and Debate team is so proud of Stephania Pumphrey, Harrison Pepin, and Zyler Pranke for qualifying for the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament that will be held in Birmingham, AL this June! Congratulations and best wishes! Team picture from National Qualifier
 
At the CHSAA State Speech Tournament: Brooklyn Johnson - 11th in Informative Speaking, Mikaela Graham 8th in Poetry Interpretation, Tyler Pereira 5th in Poetry Interpretation, and Stephania Pumphrey 1st in Program of Oral Interpretation.
 
2016-2017 Season Results
NSDA – National Qualifying Meet
 
Finalists: 
Stephania Pumphrey - 5th in Oratory
Mikaela Graham – 5th in POI
 
Qualifiers:
Stephania Pumphrey – 1st POI
Zyler Pranke and Harrison Pepin – Public Forum Debate
 
CHSAA Region 1 – State Qualifying Meet
Jordan Gage – National Extemp
Brooklyn Johnson - Informative
Stephania Pumphrey – Program of Oral Interp
Mikaela Graham– Poetry Interpretation
Tyler Pereria – Poetry Interpretation
Lanetta Cervantes – Alternate in Informative
Jasmyne Colin – Alternate in Informative
Harrison Pepin – HM in LD Debate
 
Lakewood Varsity Meet
Jasmyne Colin - 4th place in Poetry
Tyler Pereira - 3rd place Poetry 
Jordan Gage - 1st place in National Extemporaneous Speaking 
Stephania Pumphrey - 1st place in Program of Oral Interpretation
 
Fairview Varsity Tournament
Stephania Pumphrey – HM in Program of Oral Interp
Mikaela Graham – HM in Poetry
Tyler Pereria – HM in Poetry
Brooklyn Johnson – HM in Improptu
Harrison Pepin – HM in LD Debate
 
Rocky Mountain Varsity Tournament
Jordan Gage - 1st in National Extemp 
Stephania Pumphrey – 3rd in Program of Oral Interp
Stephania Pumphrey – HM in Oration
 
Centaurus Varsity Meet
Jordan Gage - 2nd in National Extemp Speaking
Stephania Pumphrey - 1st in Program of Oral Interpretation
Mikaela Graham - 5th in Poetry Interpretation
Brooklyn Johnson - 6th in National Extemp Speaking
Harrison Pepin - 5th in Lincoln-Douglas Debate
 
Fort Collins Varsity Meet
Mikaela Lee - 3rd in Poetry
Stephania Pumphrey - 3rd in Program of Oral Interp
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