The HHS Speech & Debate team applied for charter membership in the National Speech & Debate Association in 2006. Currently, we have over 80 members on the team and we routinely travel with 50 students to tournaments each weekend. We are ranked in the top 1% of Speech/Debate programs in the nation in terms of team size and activity and were named an NSDA School of Honor in 2016! HHS has won 5 UIL State CX Championships (including 2 close-out years), a UIL State Informative Championship, multiple TFA State finalists, UIL State finalists, TOC qualifiers, and outround participants and has qualified for NSDA Nationals for the past 10 years running. Hendrickson is also the home of the 2019 UIL State Champions in Policy Debate, Alejandro Casteneda and Mahnoor Faheem, the 2019 NSDA National Champion in International Extemp, Rene Otero; the 2022 UIL Silver Medalists in Lincoln Douglas Debate, Afy Masoumi and Informative Speaking, Audrey Fife and the Bronze Medalist in Persuasive Speaking, Kaitlyn Nash! Afy is also the 2022 NSDA National 3rd Place winner in Extemp Debate!
Rene Otero, winning the 2019 NSDA National Championship in International Extemp!
Rene was the FIRST African American student to win a NSDA National Championship in either category of Extemp!
Rene before his final round at NSDA Nationals
Afy Masoumi, with her 3rd Place trophy in Extemp Debate at the 2022 NSDA National Tournament!
Hendrickson High School
19201 Colorado Sand Drive
Pflugerville, Texas 78660