SPEECH & DEBATE TOURNAMENTS

Competitive speech and debate has the power to change the trajectory of a young person's life, empowering them to become engaged citizens and principled leaders with character and integrity. Competitive speech and debate cultivates independent thinkers through thoughtful and respectful discourse, and significantly raises SAT/ACT scores, boosting students' readiness for high-school, college and success in life.

Students age 8-16 of all school choices will have the opportunity to compete in two tournaments during the school year! Each tournament is an opportunity for students to sharpen their skills against other skilled opponents, develop higher levels of proficiency and bring home valuable ballot feedback. By providing access to speech competition for all students at a young age, students develop the boldness to articulate their ideas confidently and persuasively, before entering the self-conscious teen years.

 

SPEECH EVENTS & RULES

Students will have the opportunity to compete in any of these events (click on the links below for the rules and to view sample ballots): 
       
RULES BALLOTS
Impromptu Impromptu ballot
Extemporaneous Extemp ballot
Constitutional Literacy Constitutional Literacy ballot
Duo Interpretation Duo ballot
Open Interpretation Open Interp ballot
Persuasive Persuasive ballot
Informative Informative ballot
Expository Expository ballot

 

 

2017 SPRING CLASSIC SPEECH TOURNAMENT (May 20, 2017)

This tournament will be held on May 20, 2017 at Corinth Classical Academy (3600 Meadowview Dr, Corinth - off the I-35E service road). Competition will be divided into two age brackets: 8-11 and 12-16yos. Review the following information carefully:

Tournament Policies

Tournament Results

 

2016 FALL CLASSIC SPEECH TOURNAMENT (December 3, 2016)

This tournament will be held on December 3, 2016 at Grace Point Church (590 S Denton Tap Rd, Coppell). Competition will be divided into two age brackets: 8-11 and 12-16yos (as of 12/1/16). Review the following information carefully:

Tournament Policies

Tournament Results

 

2016 SPRING CLASSIC SPEECH TOURNAMENT (May 14, 2016 Coppell TX)

This tournament will be held on May 14, 2016 at Grace Point Church (590 S Denton Tap Rd, Coppell). Review the following information carefully:

Tournament Policies

Tournament Results

 

2015 LONESTAR SPEECH TOURNAMENT (December 12, 2015 Coppell TX)

This tournament will be held on December 12, 2015 at Grace Point Church (590 S Denton Tap Rd, Coppell). Review the following information carefully:

Tournament Policies

Tournament Results

 

 

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