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Welcome to Debate & Forensics at Bishop Ward!

The Bishop Ward Debate & Forensics program is a chartered member of the National Forensics League. Charter membership is the highest school membership honor in the League, and reflects sustained commitment to speech and debate education over several years. Achieving this honor is not easy and earns the program a place among the best programs in the nation. Read more about chartered membership and student achievements in the links below.

Director
Devon Whitton
dwhitton@wardhigh.org

2015 – 16 Debate Season Calendar

DateTournamentDivision(s)
Sept. 19Blue Valley SWJV, Open
Sept. 26Blue Valley HighNovice Quint
Oct. 3Blue Valley WestOpen, Novice
Oct. 16-17Blue Valley NorthOpen, Novice
Oct. 24Olathe EastOpen, Novice
Nov. 6-7Blue Valley HighOpen, Novice
Nov. 14Shawnee Mission WestOpen, JV
Nov. 20-21St. Thomas AquinasOpen, Novice
Dec. 4-5CFL Districts @ BVSWNational Qualifier (Three Teams)
Dec. 5Blue Valley NWOpen, Novice
Dec. 11-12NSDA Districts @ BVNNational Qualifier (Four Teams)
Dec. 12Novice Districts @ BVNNovice
Jan. 8-9Sunflower Novice State - WaRuQualifiers
May 27-30CFL Nationals in Sacramento, CAQualifiers
June 12-19NSDA Nationals in Salt Lake City, UTQualifiers

Student Achievements

Richard Cassidy – Placed 3rd in Humorous Interpretation @ Spring Hill Tourney – 04/13/2013

Jessica Raya – NFL Membership & Degree of Merit – 04/13/2013

Ebone’a Turner – NFL Membership & Degree of Merit – 04/10/2013

Meg Calvert – NFL Membership & Degree of Merit – 04/06/2013

Richard Cassidy – Placed 7th in Humorous Interpretation @ Bishop Miege Tournament – 04/06/2013

Meg Calvert – Placed 6th in Prose Interpretation @ Bishop Miege Tournament – 04/06/2013

Kennedy Hernandez – Placed 4th in Informative Speaking @ Shawnee Mission North Tournament – 03/16/2013

Kennedy Hernandez – Qualified to State Championships in Informative Speaking @ SM North Tourney – 03/16/2013

Kennedy Hernandez – NFL Membership & Degree of Merit – 03/16/2013

Rachel Rocha – NFL Degree of Distinction – 03/16/2013

Richard Cassidy – NFL Degree of Excellence – 03/16/2013

Maria Garcia – NFL Membership & Degree of Merit – 03/08/2013

Donovan Watts – NFL Degree of Excellence – 03/08/2013

Kennedy Hernandez – Placed 6th in Original Oratory @ Blue Valley Tournament – 03/02/2013

Pedro Novelo – NFL Degree of Honor – 02/19/2013

Maria Mendez-Brito – NFL Membership & Degree of Merit – 12/08/2012

Madelin Hayes – NFL Degree of Honor – 12/03/2012

Zayra Soto – NFL Membership & Degree of Merit – 12/03/2012

Arturo Perez – NFL Degree of Honor – 12/03/2012

Julio Caro – NFL Membership & Degree of Merit – 12/03/2012

Madelin Hayes – NFL Membership & Degree of Merit – 11/17/2012

Dakota Bautista-Walkup – NFL Membership & Degree of Merit – 11/17/2012

Angelica Kollman – NFL Membership & Degree of Merit – 11/11/2012

Dylan DeGroot – NFL Membership & Degree of Merit – 11/11/2012

Cydney Bushue – NFL Membership & Degree of Merit – 11/11/2012

Juan Sanchez – NFL Membership & Degree of Merit – 11/11/2012

Arturo Perez – NFL Membership & Degree of Merit – 11/05/2012

Rachel Rocha – NFL Degree of Excellence – 10/24/2012