Cal Middle School Tournament Results:
Congratulations to the team of Ema, Tyler, and Jackson on their undefeated run through the tournament. They took third place overall in the tournament. Our school team winning percentage was down, but the kids managed to have a 50% win rate. Our only individual award for this tournament went to Kenny at 25th place.
Debate Class and Debate Club Information
Students can participate in Sutter Speech and Debate in two ways. They can enroll in the year-long debate class (open to seventh and eighth graders), ore they can participate in the club held in Room 205 once a week on Tuesdays from 2:30-3:45. All students may participate in tournaments provided that Mr. Baradat sees that they are prepared. For Speech Tournaments, students must have their speech memorized by the Monday before the tournament. Debaters must have their speeches researched and written at least two weeks before a tournament. Individual Event (IE) Speech tournaments are held on Friday evenings from 4-8:30 p.m. and debate tournaments are on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
There are 4 Capitol Region Debate League tournaments held between October and March. National Finals Regionals and NorCal Cup Debate Championships are held in April and May. Participants in these tournaments are coach's choice (usually held by try-out).
Topics for the March 10 Debate:
1. Video advertising for prescription medications should be eliminated.
2. School Districts should establish systems for students to rate their teachers.
3. Affirmative action in colleges and universities does more harm than good
4. Social Media Networks cause more harm than good.
Tournament Dates for 2017-18:
November 3 Public Speaking at Phoebe Hearst
December 9 Debate at Churchill
January 19 Public Speaking at TBD
February 3 Debate at Cal Middle
March 2 Public Speaking at Brookfield School
March 10 Debate at TBD
All Debate Tournaments are 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
All Public Speaking Tournaments are from 3:45 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.