2021 Forensics Team
From left to right: Mrs. Laura Reed (Team Judge), Josie Ware, Molly McClendon, Hannah Whetstone, Clara Anderson, and Mrs. Sally Pedruzzi (Coach)
*Not pictured Mr Alan McKenzie Team Judge
The National Speech and Debate Association works with middle school and high school students in speech and debate skills to help students become effective communicators, an essential skill typically required by all employers.
The National Speech & Debate Association's Honor Society recognizes middle school and high school students for participation in speech and debate activities. Students earn distinction through speech and debate competition, as well as community service, public speaking, and leadership activities.
Speech & Debate Schedule
|JANUARY 30||VIRTUAL TOURNAMENT @ ST. THOMAS AQUINAS|
|FEBRUARY 6||VIRTUAL TOURNAMENT @ ABILENE|
|FEBRUARY 13||VIRTUAL TOURNAMENT @ WELLINGTON|
|MARCH 6||VIRTUAL TOURNAMENT @ CIRCLE|
*DUE TO COVID-19, ALL 2020-2021 FORENSICS TOURNAMENTS ARE VIRTUAL.
Clara Anderson placed 4th in Poetry (top video) and 5th in Humorous Interpretation (bottom video) at the Virtual St. Thomas tournament on January 30th.
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Clara qualifies for State & Nationals
(Pictured from left to right) Josie Ware, Madelyne Koop, Clara Anderson and Hannah Whetstone placed 2nd in their One-Act Play. They will perform again at Regionals on April 17th, in hopes of being able to compete in the State Festival as well.
West Elk’s Forensics Club was recently funded through DonorsChoose. A grant was requested for a Canon EOS Rebel SL4 DSLR 4K Video Camera in order to help qualify for Virtual State/National Contests. It was originally needed to start filming the one-act play. Due to virtual tournaments being necessary this year, there was a greater need to have a new camera to capture quality-recorded performances.
Emma Clark with her participation certificate for competing in the Virtual NSDA Springboard Series Tournament on November 14th. 2020.
Clara Anderson and Adrianna Hernandez with their 3rd place medals from a tournament in Spring 2020.