Speech and Debate Team

Overview:

The KMS speech and debate team competes against other middle schools in Northeast Ohio in academic competitions once a month on Saturdays from November through March in events that focus on public speaking, debating or acting.  Middle school events include Public Forum Debate (2 vs. 2), U.S. Extemporaneous Speaking, International Extemporaneous Speaking, Original Oratory, Informative Speaking, Declamation, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, and Program Oral Interpretation.

 For any 7th or 8th graders interested in receiving information about the team, please email Mr. Voudris at stephan.voudris@kenstonapps.org

 

Links:

Event Descriptions
Rules
Information Packet

 

Contact:

Email: stephan.voudris@kenstonapps.org

Remind App:   text @b66g3h to 81010

Twitter:  @KenstonSpeech

Schedule:

Tournament Schedule – 2016-17
(you are not required to go to all of the tournaments)
November 12
Brecksville-Broadview Heights
Departure Time: 7:15 am
December 10
Vermilion
Departure Time: 6:30 am
December 17
Hathaway Brown
Departure Time: 7:15 am
January 28
Solon
Departure Time: 7:30 am
February 11
Gilmour
Departure Time: 7:30 am
March 11
Revere
Departure Time: 7:15 am

 Results:

Gilmour Results 2/11/17

KMS’s speech and debate team traveled to Gilmour Academy on Saturday to compete against a dozen middle schools, where once again the team displayed that hard work creates successful results.  The Duo Interpretation team of Adler Weber and Jason Spehar were the tournament champions for the third straight tournament.  Dylan Britton placed second in Declamation, and Alex Prodan placed third in United States Extemporaneous Speaking.  Kenston’s debaters had a seven win and two loss records for the second tournament in a row.  Out of the thirty-two Public Forum Debate teams at the tournament, the team of Okan Kardzhala and Marcus Novak placed second with a three win and no loss record, and the team of Lauren Drozdowski and Claire Rottman placed ninth with a two win and one loss record.  The team of Johnny Martino and Henry Cregar also had a two win and one loss record.  Only one more tournament remains for the season, when the team travels to Revere on March 11.

Solon 1/28/17

Kenston Middle School’s Speech and Debate Team traveled to Solon on January 28.  Placing first were the team of Jason Spehar and Adler Weber in Duo Interpretation, for their second championship in a row.  In Extemporaneous Speaking, Ryann Greulich placed seventh and Zhen Henrikson placed eighth.  Kenston’s Public Forum Debate teams had a combined record of seven wins and two losses.  Partners Henry Cregar and Brennan Fisher went undefeated and placed fourth out of 33 teams.  Lauren Drozdowski and Claire Rottman placed sixth, while Okan Kardzhala and Marcus Novak placed tenth.  The next middle school tournament is on February 11 at Gilmore.

Hathaway Brown 12/17/16

The Public Forum Debate team of Henry Cregar and Brennan Fisher went undefeated and placed first while the team of Okan Kardzhala and Marcus Novak also went undefeated and placed fourth. In United States Extemporaneous Speaking, Alexander Prodan placed fourth, Zhen Henrikson placed fifth, and Ryann Greulich placed sixth.  Competing in her first tournament, Dylan Britton placed fifth in Declamation.
Vermilion 12/10/16

Placing first were the team of Jason Spehar and Adler Weber in Duo Interpretation and Alexander Prodan in United States Extemporaneous Speaking.  Placing second were Johnny Martino in Congressional Debate, the team of Samantha Henrikson and Zhen Henrikson in Duo Interpretation, and Ryann Greulich in United States Extemporaneous Speaking.  The Public Forum Debate team of Okan Kardzhala and Marcus Novak placed fourth.

Brecksville-Broadview Heights 11/12/16

The Public Forum Debate team of Okan Kardzhala and Marcus Novak went undefeated and placed first while the team of Claire Rottman and Lauren Drozdowski placed second.  In Extemporaneous Speaking, Ryann Greulich and Alexander Prodan tied for first place.  Also lodging wins in their first debate tournament were the Public Forum Debate teams of Henry Cregar & Brennan Fisher, and Nathan Gaskins & Nick Calvello.