Dunwoody Wildcat Theatre

SPEECH TEAM

 

2022-2023 Competition Schedule

*weekly practice Fridays after school

Sept 17-18         Northview HS
Oct 22                Sequoyah HS – In Person
Nov 5                 North Hall HS, Gainesville, Georgia
Nov 11-12           Peach State Classic – Carrollton HS
Jan 7                  Midtown HS - TBD
Jan 14                Lassiter High - Online
Jan 21                Alpharetta Treasure Hunt (Alpharetta HS) - TBD
Jan 27-28          Barkley Forum for High Schools (EMORY UNIVERSITY) - TBD
TBA                    North GA Mountain District Tournament National Qualifiers
May 12-14          NIETOC National Championship – Chanhassen, Minnesota
TBA                    National Speech and Debate Championship

Dunwoody High School participates in the National Speech and Debate Association.

https://www.speechanddebate.org/

WHAT IS SPEECH?

Speech involves a presentation by one or two students that is judged against a similar type of presentation by others in a round of competition. There are two general categories of speech events, public address events and interpretive events. See chart below for specific categories. 

Public address events feature a speech written by the student, either in advance or with limited prep, that can answer a question, share a belief, persuade an audience, or educate the listener on a variety of topics.

 

Interpretation events center upon a student selecting and performing published material and appeal to many who enjoy acting and theatre. 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Mr. Gay helps students select a piece to memorize and the student practices on their own.  Students signup for weekly 1:1 sessions after school with Mr. Gay for feedback.  The competition schedule will be published and the meets are usually on Saturdays. Students travel to the meets to the compete.

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We do not currently have a Debate Team.