• Welcome to UIL Leopard Speech and Debate!

     2016 State Qualifiers: Radhika Bhakta and Jenny Liu, CX Debate

    2015 State Qualifiers: Savannah Beal and Carson Markle, CX Debate
    2014 State Qualifiers: Alex Huerta and Carson Markle, CX Debate

    2016 Regional Qualifiers: Jake Rhodes, Poetry Interpretation, Sierra Davis, Informative Extemporaneous Speaking
     
    2015 Regional Qualifiers: Jordan Moore, LD Debate, Carson Markle, Prose Interpretation, Savannah Beal, Poetry Interpretation, Sierra, Informative Extemporaneous Speaking, Priyanka Bhakta, Persuasive Extemporaneous Speaking
     
    2014 Region Qualifiers: Jordan Moore, LD Debate, and Ali McCollum, LD Debate, Sierra Davis, Informative Extemporaneous Speaking, Priyanka Bhakta, Persuasive Extemporaneous Speaking, Mark Gage Clark, Prose Interpretation, Michael Sanchez, Poetry Interpretation, Madison Thomason, Poetry Interpretation, Lauryn Jones, Prose Interpretation

  • Leopard Debate

    Practice Times: Wednesdays 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    About the contests:

    CX (Cross Examination Policy) Debate

    • Partner Debate based on political policy and legislation
    • Team constructs an affirmative plan based on the current state topic
    • Team builds negative back files to use in competition with other teams
    • Current topic:  The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic and/or diplomatic engagement with the People’s Republic of China.

     

     

    LD (Lincoln Douglas) Debate

    • Single person debate based off of moral or philosophical stand point on current political issues
    • Students will build an affirmative and negative case for the issues to be able to debate both sides of the issue
    • Current Topic: The dominance of two major political parties in the U.S. presidential elections undermines democracy.

     

    Congress Debate

    • Congress is an individual contest in a large group setting, modeling the legislative process of democracy, specifically, the United States Congress
    • Contestants draft legislation (proposed laws and position statements) submitted to the tournament, and they research the docket of bills and resolutions dealing with real-world  social and political policies prior to the contest to prepare their speeches

     

    For more information please visit: http://www.uiltexas.org/speech/debate, http://www.uiltexas.org/speech/congress OR come see Ms Sims in G550 at GHS or stop by debate practice!

     

  • Leopard Speech

    Practice Times: Wednesdays 4:00pm to 6:00pm and Individual Practices by Appointment

     

    About the contests...

     

    Prose Interpretation, Poetry Interpretation

    • Students will individually create spoken programs for performance utilizing literary works such as novels, biographies, poetry, and verse
    • Each program is limited to 7 minutes
    • The purpose of the contest is to interpret the literature orally and utilize performance to captive the audience
    • Link to current topics for Prose: https://www.uiltexas.org/speech/oral-interp/2016-2017-prose-categories
    • Link to current topics for Poetry: https://www.uiltexas.org/speech/oral-interp/2016-2017-poetry-categories

    Persuasive Extemporaneous Speaking, Informative Extemporaneous Speaking

    • Students will individually present a speech regarding a current political issue or topic
    • Students will draw a current political issue or topic and be given a 30 minute preparation time period to create a 7 minute speech to perform infront of a judge
    • Persuasive Extemp Speaking will be given a topic in which the contestant must take on a yes or no position and then persuade the judge on their stance
    • Informative Extemp Speaking will be given a topic in which the contestant must provide factual, relative and current information over the topic

     

    For more infromation on the speaking events visit: https://www.uiltexas.org/speech/oral-interp, https://www.uiltexas.org/speech/extemp OR come see Ms Sims in G550 at GHS or stop by debate practice!