The state speech and debate festival is this weekend

(Bethany Brookens/

The first virtual CHSAA State Championships will be held this Friday and Saturday. The CHSAA State Speech & Debate Festival will be entirely online, and we are excited to offer this opportunity for all of our student.

This event is the state championship event in speech and debate for smaller schools.

The following schools will be battling it out during these championships:

  • Alamosa
  • Battle Mountain
  • Dawson
  • Denver Christian
  • Eagle Valley
  • Faith Christian
  • Fowler
  • Frederick
  • Fort Morgan
  • Hayden
  • Limon
  • Longmont
  • Niwot
  • Pagosa Springs
  • Platte Canyon
  • Resurrection Christian
  • Silver Creek
  • St. Mary’s Academy
  • Stargate
  • Steamboat Springs
  • University

The following are the events the students will be competing in: Interpretation of Drama, Interpretation of Humor, Interpretation of Poetry, Original Oratory, Combined Extemporaneous Speaking, One-on-One Value Debate, Creative Storytelling, Congressional Debate, Public Forum Debate, Lincoln Douglas Debate, Duo Interpretation, Program Oral Interpretation, Informative Speaking, and Impromptu Speaking.

Thank you to all of the coaches and administrators for supporting Speech & Debate this year.  We are especially grateful for the hard work of Tournament Directors, Greg Hanson (Dawson) and Diane Wagener (Battle Mountain). Good luck to all teams and participants this weekend!