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Debate Team Winners

Debate Team Winners at Candy Cane Invitational
Congratulations to Gowri T. and Emma S., who won 5th place in the Public Forum Debate category at the Candy Cane Invitational competition at Sullivan East.  Ashor and Lilly won two of their four rounds during the Public Forum Debate as well! Our entire team defied their inexperience and were so successful!  This is an amazing accomplishment because the schools we competed against had many more people they brought with them, this is our school’s second time attending a competition, and this was Emma’s first time ever at a competition. Way to go, Bucs!

The Drama and Debate Club is currently accepting new members.  There will be a meeting on Thursday, December 7th, after school, in the library, until 3:30 p.m.  If you cannot attend this meeting, please see Ms. Bragg or Gowri Tumkur ASAP.  You can email Ms. Bragg at 

Topics include After-Dinner Speaking, Duet Acting, Duo Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, Oral Interpretations of Dramatic Literature, Oral Interpretation of Humorous Literature, Oral Interpretation of Poetry Literature, Oral Interpretation of Prose Literature, Original Oratory, Pantomime, Public Forum Debate, Solo Acting, Storytelling, and Television Broadcasting.

Any Middle or High School student can join! 

Fore more information see:

Debate Team

Congratulations to our University School Debate Team who participated in the 30th Annual Chestnut Tree Invitational, held at Morristown West High School, on November 4th, 2017.

Our Bucs competed against ten different schools and scored very high for this being our first debate.

So proud of our Debating Bucs!


Club Name:  Debate Club

Club Description:
  Training to compete in local, state and national Debate Competitions

Meeting Times:   Debate Club will meet every Thursday from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.  There will be a Speech and Debate team meeting on Thursday, January 25th.  If you are planning on going to the Gatlinburg competition, this meeting is mandatory.  The meeting will be from 3-5 in the library, and there will be a mandatory Parent Meeting from 4:45-5 on that day. 

Meeting Place:      Media Center (Library)

Membership:  Middle and High School

 Coaches:    Officer Cliff Hudson and Ms. Bragg


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