West Speech & Debate Forensics

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Head Coach:  Susan Raymond


Assistant Coach:

Kirk Thompson



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West Debaters Win at Copper Classic Tournament

Copper Classic Tournament happened this weekend and we took only 8 members but they rocked it competiting with 299 students. Public Forum Team of Liu & Taussky took 1st place! LD Amrita Krishna, FX Cash Mendenhall, and Congress Olivia Hoffmann ALL took 2nd. Waiting to see how the remaining novice entries did in their first

West Debate Members take 1st place in Policy at ASU Tournament

There comes a time when all of your hard work pays off and for Madeline Galian and Hanna Rice this weekend was incredible for them. They just won 1st place in the Arizona State University tournament in Policy! Congratulations, well deserved!

Galian/Rice Invited to National Debate Tournament

Congratulations go to Hanna Rice and Madeline Galian for their selection to the Justin Grant Wilson Debates sponsored by Pace Academy in Atlanta. Only seven teams in the Nation have been selected to debate and they are one of them! This tournament takes place on January 27th and 28th. Go get ’em ladies!

Debate Team Members Receive Highest Award

Congratulations to our new AAA NSDA recipients: Robert Sterling Peterson, Hanna Rice, and Taisei Summerhays who join Madeline Galian from last year and to our Head Coach, Dr Susan M Raymond, who received her first Diamond Coach award. The highest honor a student can earn is Academic All American Award, which requires 750+ NSDA points, high

Galian/Rice earn a BID at University of Michigan Tournament

After a very successful Round Robin Tournament on Thursday and Friday where they placed 3rd, the CX team of Galian/Rice went on to a 8-2 record and BID at the University of Michigan Tournament Saturday and Sunday. Four days straight of Policy Debate… whew!

West Debate Has Success at UDCA Tournament

Congratulations to the Varsity Policy Team of Sterling Peterson/Ishan Sharma for winning First Place at the UDCA Tournament today with a record of 5-1! Congratulations are also in order to Olivia Hoffmann for taking 2nd in Congress!

Varsity Policy Team of Galian and Rice Excels at Round Robin Tournament

Congratulations to the Varsity Policy team of Galian/Rice for taking 3rd at the prestigious Senior Round Robin tournament that took place on Thursday and Friday. Hanna Rice also earned 3rd in Speaker Awards with Madeline Galian 13th out of 30 competitors!