Speech and Debate

Mr. Ferguson heads into third season as HCP Speech & Debate Coach

The 2016-2017 Season saw many team and individual records broken as the Eagles squad qualified 62 events for Regionals (6 by Elina Avila & 5 by Jack Franklin & Camila Gonzalez), 15 events to State (5 State Finalists), and Nikita Lewchuk qualified for Nationals in Original Oratory. Lewchuk finished 62nd in the Nation at the week-long tourney in  Birmingham, AL. Coach Ferguson and Assistant Coach Boomer were pleased with the opportunity to join and judge Nationals-level competition. 

Current Debate Topics

Policy Debate – 2017-2018 Topic

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate – 2017 September/October Topic

Resolved: In the United States, national service ought to be compulsory.

Public Forum Debate – 2017 September/October Topic Area: Korean Peninsula

Resolved: Deployment of anti-missile systems is in South Korea’s best interest.



*Important Speech and Debate documents can be found on Mr. Ferguson's teacher page.*


First tournament of the season will be at Edmond North Sept 29-30


Schedule
Edmond North Sept 29-30
October break for Arts Festival (10/14) & Fall Play (10/27-28)
Moore Nov 3-4
Westmoore                                                                Nov 10-11
HCP Big Questions Debate Nov 18
Choctaw Dec 8-9
*Winter Break/Semester End*
Crossings Christian Jan 12-13
Norman Feb 2-3
Moore Extemp Invitational                                           Feb 16-17
Norman North                                                            Feb 23-24
NSDA Districts- OU                                                     Mar 1-3
OSSAA Regionals- Edmond North                                 Mar 9-10
OSSAA State- OU                                                       Apr 5-7
NSDA Congress Districts                                             TBA- April
NSDA Nationals- Ft. Lauderdale, FL                              Jun 17-22



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