Welcome to the information page for Hamilton High School's Speech and Debate Team!

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    Speech and Debate is competitive debating, argumentative speaking, persuasive speaking, and/or competitive acting.
    Head Coach/: Gina Meade

    Coaches/Sponsors: Esther Bateson, Brooke Feldman, Tom McKinley, Christina Vail

    Speech and Debate is both a Team/Club and class for the officers.  The class meets 7th hour.  The Speech and Debate Team holds general meetings every Wednesday at 2:15 pm in the auditorium.  Individual event meetings are Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays starting at 2:15 and later in other locations around campus.
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Limited Prep C219 Meade2:15 - 3:45 Officers and Captains Meeting C219 Meade 2:15 - 4:00 General Meeting -H126 2:15 -3:00   Team Management/ Tournament C219 Meade 2:15 -3:15 (7th hour)
    Public Address C219 Meade 2:15 - 3:45   Interp H 118 Vail 3:15 - 4:30 Policy B113 McKinley 2:15 - 4:00  
        Public Forum N110 Bateson 3:15 - 4:00 Public Forum N110 Bateson 2:15 - 4:00  
    Congress C218 Feldman - 2:15 - 3:30   Lincoln Douglas Meade 3:15 - 4:30 Lincoln Douglas Meade 2:15 - 4:00  

                Hamilton Speech and Debate Tournament Schedule 2019-2020

    Date:              AZ Tournament Names / Locations:

    Sept. 28           Scottsdale Prep Invitational (Congress & Big Questions only)

    Oct. 25-26       Jim Fountain Classic @ McClintock HS

    Nov. 8-9          Toro Country Classic at Mountain View HS

    Nov 15-16       Water Tower Invitational @ Mesquite HS

    Dec. 6-7          ASDCA Winter Trophy

    Jan. 10-12       ASU HDSHC

    Feb. 7-8           Jackrabbit Jamboree @ Mesa HS

    Feb.  14-18      Harvard

    Feb. 28-29       AIA State Tournament

    TBD: March      National Qualifiers (all of them) Feb. 7-8      


    Congress competes from 8:00am Friday to 2:30pm Friday

    Debate events begin Friday afternoon from 3:00 – 9:00pm and resume Saturday morning around 11:00am

    Speech events begin Saturday morning at 8:00am

    Awards assembly is usually scheduled for 6:30pm Saturday evening– all event final rounds must be completed before awards can begin.



Last Modified on October 15, 2019