West Speech & Debate Forensics

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Head Coach:  Susan Raymond


Assistant Coach:

Kirk Thompson



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West Policy Team “Breaks” at NSDA National Tournament

Congratulations to Madeline Galian and Hanna Rice on “breaking” out of Prelims at the NSDA National Tournament today in Policy! There were 127 teams in prelims from all over the world in CX. Keep it up tomorrow-we are all so very proud of you!

Online Oration Pre Nats Tournament

Good luck today to Arianna and Melody in POI, Marianne in OO, and Arianna in OO at the Online Oration Pre Nats Tournament!  

PanDebatic Open Tournament

Another Online Tournament Weekend. First up Policy! Good Tournament so far, very well done and Participants from coast to coast.

Epidemic Extemporaneous Debate Finalist

Debate goes on even during an epidemic! Congratulations to Addie Parker for making it to FINALS today in the Epidemic Extemporaneous Tournament. She placed 6th out of 42!

West High Honors Seniors

Dozens of West High School teachers traveled throughout the school’s boundaries and beyond posting signs in 2020 graduating Seniors’ yards to connect to them on a personal level today after school was closed for the rest of the year. This was one small way we could honor them and their accomplishments.  Here are some of

Good Day For Debate Teams at TOC

Wins today at the Tournament of Champions! Look at these numbers…so proud of your journey! We are so proud they are Panthers!

Unprecedented ToC Debate

In an unprecedented time, two teams and their coach are virtually involved at the University of Kentucky’s International Tournament of Champions. Coach Raymond is judging in the Public Forum arena and in the Policy realm are Gallian and Rice. In the Public Forum arena May and Senthilkumar are competing. Good luck to all of them

West Debate Tournament Results

22 West Debate Team members attended their first online debate Tournament this past weekend with the following: Congratulations to the following for their extraordinary success! Taking 1st place in Original Oratory was Senior Captain Arianna Meinking  Taking 3rd in Informative Speech was Senior Kate Kuwahara Breaking in the Semifinals for Policy was the team of

West Debate is still going strong

West Debaters are experiencing their 1st tournament on-line today since schools were closed. I must admit it’s going very smoothly and I’m extremely proud of all of the participants. Will update results as soon as the tournament ends in a few days.