Caledonia High School Debate Team

Timers, Power Suits, and ATTITUDE!

                      

Cameron S. vs. Rockford HS '08

 

 

Current Debate  Schedule:

  • Due to personal conflicts, Ms. Covelle will be unable to coach the team this year.  If you know ANYONE who would be interested in coaching, have them contact Ms. Covelle immediately -- she will help out in every and any way she can to continue the team at CHS (under new management, of course).
Past Awards and Honors:
  • Otsego Legislative Tournament '11 - Sarah Hubbel: 1st place trophy.
  • OK Conference Policy League '10 - Sarah Hubbel: 3rd place trophy for Individual Speaking
  • Ionia Legislative Tournament '10 - Sarah Hubbel: Presiding Officer
  • Kalamazoo Legislative Tournament '10 - Sarah Hubbel: 1st place trophy.
  • State Legislative Tournament '10 - Kyle Rodriguez, Abrielle Tatro; finalists.
  • Kalamazoo Legislative Tournament '09 - Sarah Hubbel: 6th place trophy.
  • Grand Ledge Legislative Tournament '09 - Kyle Rodriguez: 1st place trophy.
  • Caledonia Legislative Tournament '10 - Shelby Straw: 2nd place trophy.
  • Otsego Legislative Tournament '10 - Kyle Rodriguez: 3rd place trophy, Sarah Hubbel: 5th place trophy.
  • WMLDL overall awards '10 - Sarah Hubbel: 2nd place trophy.
  • Ionia Legislative Tournament '08 - Kirsten Sawyer; 6th place medal. 
  • Grand Rapids City High Legislative Tournament '08 - Sonny DeJong; 7th place medal.
  • State Legislative Tournament '09 - Sunny DeJong, Kirsten Sawyer; semi-finalists.
  • OK Conference Policy League '09 - Kyle Rodriguez, Josh Grady; Honorable Mention for Individual Speaking.
  • OK Conference Policy League '08 - Kyle Rodriguez, Kirsten Sawyer; Honorable Mention for Individual Speaking.

Paul L. vs. West Ottawa HS '08

 

Medal winners at Ionia Legislative Tourney '08

Resource Links:

Resolution Links:

  • 2011-2012 Policy Resolution:  Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its exploration and/or development of space beyond the Earth’s mesosphere.

  • Topic Proposal (Background)
  • Useful Cross-Ex Information 
  • Ads/Disads Angles

  • Debate Links:

  • Debate Links (create own free login) Michigan Interscholastic Forensics Association (MIFA)
  • National Forensics League (NFL)
  • International Debate Education Associaton (IDEA) 
  • How to Construct a Policy Case 

     

  • Individual Events Links:

  • Michigan Interscholastic Forensics Association (MIFA)
  • National Forensics League (NFL)
  • Individual Event Descriptions 
  • Oratory & Informative Ideas
  • Informative Speaking
  • Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Poetry Interpretation

     

    Preparation Links:

  • Fillable Speech Outline
  • Overcoming Stage Fright
  • Breath Support
  • Writing Speeches
  • Research & Organization