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JHS Speech & Debate

Congratulations to Laura Barabas & Connor LaChappelle, who made history when they represented us at the 2017 National Speech & Debate Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama in June! They became the first freshmen in school history to qualify to nationals, and were also the first students in our school history to quality to nationals in any debate event. 

The JHS Speech & Debate Team competes from September through March in a variety of events, including individual and team debate; informative, persuasive, and impromptu speeches; and several oral interpretation events. We host the Red Devil Rhetoric Tournament every January, welcoming several hundred competitors, coaches, and parents from more than 20 schools around the state. We have been represented at the NSDA's national tournament in 2011, 2012, 2016, and 2017.

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