• NHS SPEECH & DEBATE
    -In The News!-
    The Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) Speech and Debate Team is proud to award incoming students Hannah Plasencio of Mitchell, Neb. and Mikaelaa Graham of Greeley, Colo. with full-tuition scholarships to participate on the award-winning team for the 2017-2018 academic year.
    NHS 2017 Graduate Micaelaa Graham is featured on the following website: HERE
    We are proud of her!
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    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