Speech & Debate

Mississippi Forensics coaches converged at MHSAA for the annual workshop where Mr. James Hoggatt, past President of the Wisconsin Debate Coaches' Association, presented a tutorial on Lincoln Douglas Debate and Public Forum Debate. Mr. Hoggatt is a former MHSAA State Champion in Lincoln Douglas Debate (2006) and student of Mrs. Carol Clanton, Brookhaven High School.

DeSoto County Tournament Results

Lincoln Douglas Debate

Construction of an Effective Argument

Public Forum Debate

Ole Miss Invitational results 

Congratulation to Dr. Barbara Lowe, Oxford High School, for being named the 2013-2014 MHSAA Outstanding Speech, Debate, and Theatre Educator of the Year.

2013 Speech and Debate Championships

2013-14 Speech and Debate Calendar

2013-14 Speech and Debate Workshop Registration Form

2013-14 Speech and Debate Workshop Schedule

MHSAA State Championship Ballots

 Tournament Results:

2013 Petal Invitational Tournament Results
2013 Novice Tournament Results
2012 Pascagoula High School Results
2012 25th Hub City Classic Invitational
2012 Tupelo High School Rock and Roll Tournament Results
2012 MHSAA State Championships
2011 John C. Stennis Novice Tournament
2011 Ole Miss Invitational Tournament
2011 Laurel Christian School Results
2011 Oak Grove Warrior Invitational Tournament
2011 St. Andrew's Episcopal School Invitational Tournament
2011 Petal High School Invitational Tournament
 

Congratulations to Coach Maier of St. Andrew's Episcopal School Forensics for being named the 2012 National Federation of High Schools Speech, Debate and Theatre Association Section III award recipient representing Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
 
We are all very proud of the fine job Darin has done over the years at St. Andrew's!

 

Extemp Topics

 

2012-2013 Coordinating Committee 2012-2013 MHSAA COORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR SPEECH AND DEBATE MHSAA Coordinator for Speech and Debate: Scott Waldrop (Hattiesburg HS) 
Chair of the Mississippi Forensic League: Shane Cole (Oak Grove HS) 
Moderator of the Biloxi Catholic Forensic League: Kelly Garner (Petal HS) 
Moderator of the Jackson Catholic Forensic League: Sonya Harvey (Madison Central HS)  Coach from BCFL: Paul VanZandt (Sacred Heart Catholic School) 
Coach from JCFL: Darin Maier (St. Andrew’s Episcopal School) 
Alternate from BCFL: Jessica Wilkinson (Pascagoula HS) 
Alternate from JCFL: Alicia Robinson (New Albany HS) 
Coach from a program less than 5 years old: Barbara Lowe (Oxford HS)

 

News

  2014-2015 Speech and Debate Calendar
August
22-23 MHSAA Coaches’ Workshop MHSAA Building, Clinton
September
5-6 Petal High School Invitational Petal
12-13 John C. Stennis Novice Invitational Starkville
12-13 Grapevine Invitational Grapevine, TX
19-21 Yale University New Haven, CT
26-27 Fall Director’s Meeting, NCFL Fort Lauderdale, FL
October
3-4 Oak Grove High School Hattiesburg
3-4 Holy Cross New Orleans, LA
10-11 St. James Montgomery, AL
17-18 Teurlings Catholic Lafayette, LA
17-18 St. Mark’s Dallas, TX
24-25 Saint’s Classic-St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Ridgeland
31-1 Hub City Classic-Hattiesburg High School Hattiesburg HS
 
November
31-1 Hub City Classic-Hattiesburg High School Hattiesburg HS      
7-8 Lafayette High School Lafayette, LA
7-8  MFL Congress, Sacred Heart Hattiesburg  
14-15  Desoto County Invitational Desoto County  
14-15 Carrollton High School Carrollton, GA
21-23 The Glenbrooks Chicago, IL
December
5-6 George Mason University Invitational Fairfax, VA
5-6 University of Texas Invitational Austin, TX
6 Sacred Heart Middle School Invitational Hattiesburg
12-14 Isidore Newman New Orleans, LA
January
2-4 Montgomery Bell Academy Nashville, TN
9-10 Pascagoula High School Invitational Pascagoula
9-10 Samford Birmingham, AL
17-19  Martin Luther King, Jr. Invitational Union City, CA    
17-19 St. Thomas Moore New Orlenas, LA
23-25 Barkley Forum for High Schools Atlanta, GA  
30-31 Colleyville High School, Colleyville, TX
February
6-7 Madison Central High School Madison
8 ACT
14 Sacred Heart Middle School Hattiesburg
13-15 Harvard Invitational Cambridge, MA  
 
20-21 JCFL Oxford High School Oxford
 
20-21 BCFL Pascagoula
20-21 Vestavia Hills Birmingham
27-28 MFL Speech TBA, HATTIESBURG
March
     
20-21 MFL, DEBATE Madison Central
27-28 Ole Miss Invitational Oxford, MS    
 
April
11 N.R. Burger Hub City Classic Hattiesburg
18 MHSAA State Congress Hattiesburg
24-25 MHSAA State Championships Ridgeland
       
May
8-10 NIETOC National Championships Lincoln South, Lincoln, NE
22-24 NCFL National Championships Fort Lauderdale, FL
     
June
15-20 NSDA, DALLAS, TX
 

Upcoming Events

Honorable Recognitions

Congratulations Brother Dennis Gunn, St. Joseph Catholic School 2010-2011 MHSAA Speech, Debate, and Theatre Educator of the Year.

Congratulations Stacy Howell, Ridgeland High School National Federation of High Schools, Region III Speech, Debate, and Theatre Educator of the Year

Cory Williams, a student at Hattiesburg High School, was named the 2010 National Forensic League Student of the Year. Cory Williams was also in the FINAL ROUND of Dramatic Interpretation at the tournament. He finished 6th in the event. He is the first Mississippi student to make it to the final round of a Main Event at NFL.  Cory Williams will attend Vanderbilt University.This is a huge honor for Mississippi! Cory will travel the country next year speaking on behalf of the NFL.

2011 Mississippi Forensic League District Team

Congratulations to Hattiesburg High School and Ridgeland High School for capturing national championships at the 2011 National Individual Events Tournament of Champions held at St. Mary's Hall in San Antonio, Texas, May 13-15.

76 schools from the across the nation participated in the tournament that showcases the country's best and brightest in interpretation events.

Kristen Dupard, Ridgeland High School, coached by Mrs. Stacy Howell, claimed first place in Dramatic Interpretation. 

Jaylen Easmond and Aaron Watson, Hattiesburg High School, coached by Mr. Scott Waldrop, took top honors in Duo Interpretation.

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