Speech and Debate

Speech and Debate - State Tournament Results

The Speech and Debate team had a successful weekend at the State Tournament. Congratulations to Lorain Clawson for advancing to Quarterfinals in Congressional Debate and to Noah Proctor and Sara Gates for advancing to Quarterfinals in Policy Debate! 
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Speech and Debate - State Qualifiers

Congratulations to the following students who will be competing at the Speech & Debate State Tournament: in policy debate, Sara Gates and Noah Proctor, in congressional debate, George Rhodes, Lorain Clawson, Brienna Marcy, and Addy Puraty, and in Duo, Otto Berckmueller and Connor Betts.  
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Speech and Debate - State Qualifiers

Congratulations to Sara Gates & Noah Proctor for qualifying to the State Tournament in Policy Debate! Grace Anderson is also an alternate to the State Tournament in P.O.I. Miss Baughman will be here today and Wednesday for practices this week. 
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Speech and Debate - Rhodes Tournament

Congratulations to Addyson Puraty for placing 3rd in IX and to Noah Proctor & Lorain Clawson for taking 4th place in Policy Debate this weekend at the Rhodes Tournament. Speech & Debate club members - remember to sign up for the State and National Qualifying tournaments as soon as possible!  
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Speech and Debate - Chardon Tournament

Congratulations to Noah Proctor and Sara Gates for placing 6th in Policy Debate and Jeff Esser for taking 2nd in Big Questions Debate this weekend at the Chardon Tournament. Miss Baughman will be here today and Wednesday for Speech practices after school. The sign up for the next tournament is posted! 
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Speech and Debate - Olmsted Falls Tournament

Congratulations to the Speech & Debate members who placed at the Olmsted Falls Tournament this Saturday! In Policy, Jeff Esser & Addy Puraty took 4th, Lorain Clawson & Brienna Marcy placed 2nd, and Noah Proctor & Sara Gates took 1st place. In Prose and Poetry, Grace Anderson took 5th place and Rory Conrad took 3rd place. Miss Baughman will be here after school today for practices. Be sure to sign up for Saturday's Vermilion tournament by the end of the day.  
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Speech and Debate - Mentor Virtual Tournament

Congratulations to the Speech and Debate team for taking 11th overall at the Mentor tournament. Sara Gates and Noah Proctor placed 6th in Policy Debate and Ally Gardner took 4th in Lincoln Douglas Debate. Miss Baughman will be here after school today for practices. Be sure to sign up for the Olmsted Falls tournament as soon as possible!  
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Speech and Debate - Edison Virtual Tournament

The Speech & Debate team had a great showing at the home tournament this Saturday. In Big Questions, Everett Gfell took 4th place and Jeff Esser placed first. In Policy Debate, Addy Puraty & Ingrid Berckmueller placed 6th, Lilly Kreglow & Aidan Anderson took 5th, and Noah Proctor & Sara Gates placed 2nd. Lorain Clawson placed 5th in Declamation, and in POI Madison Butler took 4th place and Tori Wieber was 3rd. Remember to sign up for the Mentor tournament by Monday the 15th! 
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Speech and Debate - Chagrin Falls Tournament

The Speech & Debate team competed in the Chagrin Falls tournament on Saturday. In Big Questions Debate, Kyle Grech placed 4th, Noah Proctor took 2nd and Jeff Esser placed 1st. In Policy Debate, the team of Connor Betts & Otto Berckmueller took 5th and Brienna Marcy & Lorain Clawson took 3rd. Club members are reminded to sign up for the Edison Tournament ASAP. Miss Baughman will be here today for practice. Check the bulletin board for a time.
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Speech and Debate - Novice Tournament

Congratulations to the policy debate team of Addy Puraty and Ingrid Berckmueller for taking first place and to George Rhodes for placing sixth place in Congressional Debate at the Novice Tournament. Miss Baughman and Senor Amstutz will both be here after school today to work with Speech & Debate Club members. Students who are competing in the Chagrin Falls tournament are reminded to be here no later than 8:00am on Saturday morning. Check Classroom for more details! 
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Speech and Debate - Springboard Debate Tournament

Congratulations to Jeff Esser and Everett Gfell who tied for 1st place in Public Forum Debate with a perfect record.  The Springboard Debate tournament hosted 34 schools from India, Canada, California, Utah, New Mexico, Texas, Oregon and Ohio.Congratulations also to the Policy Debate team of Aidan Anderson and Lily Kreglow tied for 1st place in the Springboard Debates.  They competed against schools from Utah and California in their debates.  The policy team of Connor Betts and Sarah Gates placed 3rd in Policy debate.The Edison debate squad will compete against East Coast teams virtually on Thursday. 
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Speech and Debate - State Tournament Results

Congratulations to all of the Speech & Debate State Tournament Competitors! A special congratulation to Will Duniver & Vinnie Strong for advancing to Quarterfinals in Congressional Debate, and to Ally Gardner for breaking into the Double Octa-final rounds.  
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Speech and Debate - State Qualifiers in Policy Debate

Congratulations to the following students who qualified for the Speech & Debate State Tournament in Policy Debate Brienna Marcy and Lorain Clawson, Otto Berckmueller and Connor Betts, Sara Gates and Noah Proctor, Jeff Esser and Kyle Grech, and Addy Puraty and Lilly Kreglow! State Finals start this week on Thursday, so Mr. Amstutz will be here for a final practice on Tuesday. Come prepared! 
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Speech and Debate - State Qualifiers

Congratulations to Allyson Gardner and Mallory Stiles for qualifying to the Speech & Debate State Tournament! Club members are reminded - if you want to compete at the second State Qualifying tournament or at the National Qualifying tournament, sign up by this Wednesday!  
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Speech and Debate - Laurel Tournament

Congratulations to the following students who placed at the Laurel tournament. Allyson Gardner took 6th in Lincoln Douglas Debate, Vinnie Strong placed 5th in Congressional Debate, Mallory Stiles took 2nd place in Declamation, and in Policy Debate, Addy Puraty & Lilly Kreglow placed 4th while Lorain Clawson and Brienna Marcy took 3rd place. Miss Baughman will be available for Speech practices all week, and Mr. Amstutz will be here on Tuesday to work with Public Forum Debaters. Be sure to check Classroom this week for any updates! 
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Speech and Debate - Berea-Midpark Tournament

The Speech & Debate team competed in the Berea-Midpark tournament this weekend. Congratulations to the following students who placed: in Policy Debate, Lilly Kreglow & Addy Puraty took 5th place, August Berckmueller & Aidan Anderson placed 4th, and Otto Berckmueller & Connor Betts took 2nd place. In Congress, Sean Rhodes took 3rd place; Mallory Stiles placed 2nd in Declamation; and in Lincoln Douglas, Ally Gardner took 1st place. Those competing at Laurel this weekend should plan to be at the high school by 8:00AM!  
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Speech and Debate - Brecksville Broadview Heights Tournament

The Speech & Debate team competed in the Brecksville Broadview Heights tournament this weekend. Congratulations to Ally Gardner who ended the day with a 3 and 1 record and Mallory Stiles, who placed 2nd in Declamation. The sign up for the Berea-Midpark tournament closes this morning. Miss Baughman will be available for speech practices all week, and Mr. Amstutz will be here for debate on Wednesday.  
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Speech and Debate - Vermilion Virtual Tournament

The Speech & Debate team competed in the Vermilion Tournament. Congratulations to Otto Berckmueller & Connor Betts for placing 6th and Addyson Puraty & Lillian Kreglow for placing 4th in Policy Debate.  
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Speech and Debate - Olmsted Falls Virtual Tournament

Congratulations to the following Speech & Debate Club members who placed in the Olmsted Falls Tournament. Vinnie Strong placed 4th in Congress, Mallory Stiles was 3rd in Drama, and in Policy Debate, Noah Proctor & Sara Gates took 6th, Addy Puraty & Lilly Kreglow were 4th, Connor Betts & Otto Berckmueller placed 2nd, and Lorain Clawson took 1st place. 
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Speech and Debate - Mentor Virtual Tournament

The Speech & Debate Team competed with 51 other schools in the Mentor Tournament this weekend. Congratulations to Mallory Stiles for taking 5th place in Dramatic Interpretation. Miss Baughman will have ballots available after school today for everyone who competed. Be sure to stop by the library!
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Speech and Debate - Edison Virtual Tournament

Congratulations to the Edison Speech & Debate Team for taking 5th place in this weekend's virtual tournament. Individually placing were: Vinnie Strong who placed 6th in Congress, Mallory Stiles took 3rd place in Drama and 4th in Declamation, and in Policy Debate, Jeff Esser & Kyle Grech took 6th, Otto Berckmueller & Connor Betts were 5th, Sara Gates & Noah Proctor took 4th, Aidan Anderson & August Berckmueller placed 3rd and Brienna Marcy & Lorain Clawson took 1st place.  The next tournament is November 21st. Be sure to sign up for virtual Speech & Debate tournaments and practices through Classroom!  
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Speech and Debate - Chagrin Falls Virtual Tournament

Congratulations to the Edison Speech and Debate team which placed 7th out of 25 teams from Minnesota, Indiana and Ohio at the Chagrin Falls Virtual tournament on Saturday.  Individual winners for Edison included:
Mallory Stiles - 3rd place in Declamation
Brienna Marcy and Lorain Clawson - 3rd place in Policy Debate
Jeff Esser and Noah Proctor- 6th place in Policy Debate
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Speech and Debate - Olmsted Falls Tournament

Congratulations to the Speech & Debate Club members who competed this weekend. In Policy Debate, Jeff Esser and Kyle Grech took second place and Addy Puraty and Lilly Kreglow took first place. Mariska O'Neal also took second place in Lincoln Douglas Debate. Be sure to sign up for Speech & Debate practices this week! 
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Speech and Debate - Solon Tournament

Congratulations to Sean Rhodes for advancing to the Super Session of Congressional Debate at the Solon Tournament this weekend. Speech & Debate Club members, the bus for the State Qualifiers tournament at Berea leaves at 6:45 this Saturday. Miss Baughman will be here for practices Tuesday through Friday this week. More +

Speech and Debate - Berea-Midpark Tournament

Congratulations to the following Speech & Debate team members who placed at the Berea-Midpark tournament. In Policy Debate, August Berckmueller and Katie Otto placed 5th, Jamie Anderson and Carter Schaefer took 4th, Connor Betts and Otto Berckmueller were 3rd, and Lorain Clawson and Aidan Anderson placed 2nd. Will Duniver placed 6th in IX, and Allyson Gardner placed 2nd in Lincoln Douglas Debate. Miss Baughman will be here after school for practices today. Be sure to sign up for upcoming tournaments as soon as possible! More +

Speech and Debate - Toledo Whitmer Tournament

The Speech and Debate team competed at Toledo Whitmer over break. Congratulations to the following students who placed: Will Duniver and August Berckmueller took 6th in Duo; Lorain Clawson and Sean Rhodes, were both 5th place in their Congressional houses, and Allyson Gardner placed 2nd in Lincoln Douglas. Miss Baughman will be here after school today for practices. Be sure to sign up for the Berea-Midpark tournament today! More +

Speech and Debate - Vermilion Tournament

Congratulations to the Policy Debate team of Connor Betts and Otto Berckmueller for placing 6th at Vermilion this weekend! Speech and Debate members, Miss Baughman will be here for practice this week on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you're interested in going to the Berea-Midpark tournament, you must sign up this week! More +

Speech and Debate - Perrysburg Tournament

Congratulations to the Speech & Debate team members who competed at Perrysburg on Saturday and took 6th place overall. Placing individually were the following students: in Policy Debate the team of Jamie Anderson & Carter Schaefer took 4th, Julianna Burnham & Brienna Marcy were 3rd, Lorain Clawson & Aidan Anderson placed 2nd, and Connor Betts & Otto Berckmueller took 1st, in Lincoln Douglas Vinnie Strong took 6th and Allyson Gardner placed 2nd, Mallory Stiles placed 2nd in Drama, Will Duniver & August Berckmueller took 3rd in Duo, and Will Duniver placed 4th in IX as well! The bus for this weekend's tournament at Vermillion will be leaving at 7:35. Miss Baughman and Mr. Amstutz will be here after school today to go over ballots, so be sure to sign up for a practice time! More +

Speech and Debate - Edison Tournament

Congratulations to the Speech & Debate Club for an excellent start to their season. Placing at the home tournament were the following members: Sean Rhodes, 4th in Congressional Debate; Mallory Stiles and Jeff Snyder, 4th in Duo Interp; Otto Berckmueller and Connor Betts, 5th in Policy Debate; Katie Otto and August Berckmueller, 4th in Policy Debate; Jamie Anderson and Carter Schaefer, 3rd in Policy Debate; and Lorain Clawson and Aidan Anderson, 1st in Policy Debate. Members are reminded to sign up for practices and tournaments this week! Miss Baughman will be here today after school to practice and go over ballots. More +

Speech and Debate - Berea-Midpark Tournament

Congratulations to the policy debate team of Lexi Weyer and Jamie Anderson who placed 2nd at Berea-Midpark and qualified for the State Tournament! Speech and Debaters, be sure to sign up for future tournaments. The bus for Brecksville leaves at 6:15 sharp on Saturday. Miss Baughman will be here after school for practices today. More +

Speech and Debate - Whitmer Tournament

Congratulations to the students who placed at the Whitmer Speech and Debate Tournament. Sean Rhodes took sixth in Congressional Debate, Michael Roth & Vinnie Strong were fourth in Public Forum, Aidan Anderson & Otto Berckmueller were sixth in Policy Debate and Lexi Weyer & Jamie Anderson took first in Policy Debate. The bus for Berea Midpark leaves at 6:50! Be sure to check the bulletin board to make sure you're signed up. More +

Speech and Debate - Vermilion Tournament

The Speech & Debate team competed at Vermilion this weekend. Congratulations to the team of Titus and Travin Baughman for placing 6th in Duo, Vinnie Strong took 4th in Big Questions, and the team of Lexi Weyer & Jamie Anderson took 2nd in Policy Debate. Miss Baughman will be here after school today. Be sure to sign up for January tournaments! More +

Speech and Debate - Perrysburg Tournament

Congratulations to the Speech and Debate team for taking 5th place overall at the Perrysburg Tournament on Saturday. Mallory Stiles was 6th in Humor, Miranda Morley was 4th in P.O.I, Michael Roth was 4th in Congressional Debate and Will Duniver was 2nd in IX. In Policy Debate, Connor Betts & August Berkmueller took 6th, Jamie Anderson & Lexi Weyer took 3rd, and Nathan Spence & Lorain Clawson took 2nd. Be sure to sign up for practice times and the Vermilion Tournament! More +

Speech and Debate - Edison Tournament

The Edison Speech and Debate team hosted their home tournament this past weekend. In Big Questions Debate, Michael Roth and Andrew Kibler took 6th, Vinnie Strong took 5th, Will Grant and Leo Schnellinger took 4th, and Will Duniver and Hunter Barylski took 3rd. In Policy Debate, Lorain Clawson and Nathan Spence took 2nd and Lexi Weyer and Jamie Anderson took 1st. Congratulations team for a successful start to the season, and on behalf of the team, thank you to all teachers and staff for allowing us into your rooms to compete. Miss Baughman will be here for practices after school today. More +
21-22 Officers
 Co-President Connor Betts
 Co-President Allyson Gardner 
 Vice-President Aidan Anderson
 Debate Captain Otto Berckmueller
 Secretary Brienna Marcy
 Treasurer Jeff Esser
 Historian Addy Puraty

Speech and Debate Tournament Schedule
*As always, the schedule is subject to change!*
When
Where
Sat., October 23
Novice - Virtual
Sat., October 30
Chagrin Falls - Virtual
Sat., November 6
Edison - Virtual
Sat., November 20
Mentor - Virtual
Sat., December 4
Olmsted Falls - Virtual
Sat., December 11
Vermilion
Sat., January 8
Brecksville Broadview Heights
Sat., January 22
Rhodes
Sat., February 5
Berea-Midpark (State Qualifiers)
Fri. and Sat. February 18-19
St. Ignatius (National Qualifiers)
March 3-5
Wooster (State Tournament)



Club Members

Addyson Puraty
Aidan Anderson
Alaina Keegan
Allyson Gardner
Brienna Marcy
Connor Betts
Everett Gfell
George Rhodes
Grace Anderson
Ingrid Berckmueller
Jeff Esser
Kyle Grech
Lillian Kreglow
Lorain Clawson
Mariska O'Neal
Mary Anderson
Noah Proctor
Otto Berckmueller
Richard Oliver
Rory Conrad
Sara Gates









 


 
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