Belton Speech and Debate
One Squad, Many Voices
Belton takes 2nd place at conference!
We took 2nd place in forensics! We took 2nd place in debate! We took 2nd overall at conference!
5 - 1st team all conference; 19 - 2nd team all conference
This past weekend the squad traveled to Blue Spring High School to compete for a conference title. Friday got started with forensics and after two prelim rounds, 100% of Belton entries made finals! During finals we battled it out head to head with a great team from Raytown South. We had many students make 1st and 2nd team all conference with Belton earning 2nd overal! (full results below)
Saturday was focused on debate with 5 rounds taking place. The first two rounds and the 5th round are all in conference with rounds 4 and 5 mixed among all the conferences. We setup our team with 4 policy debate, 2 Lincoln Douglas debate, and 2 public forum debate entries. Headed into the final round, we had entries that could have won all three debate events for Belton, one of which did! We won policy debate on a 5-0 record giving seniors Jay and Julian their last conference title, yet again, Belton finished 2nd to Raytown South.
The overall award went to Raytown South which is a veteran program compared to the young blood running our team. Belton proudly earned 2nd place overall this year at conference.
1st team all conference:
Jay and Julian - Policy Debate - 1st place
Rafael - Prose Reading - 1st place
Jay - International Extemp - 1st place
Julian - Domestic Extemp - 2nd place
Hailey and Rafael - Public Forum - 4th place
2nd team all conference:
Sadie and Gabby - Duo Interp - 3rd place
Hailey - Original Oratory - 3rd place
Delorom - Storytelling - 3rd place
Hunter - Storytelling - 4th place
Bryce and Tristen - Policy Debate - 4th place
Khosi - Dramatic Interp - 4th place
Merissa - Dramatic Interp - 5th place
Trey and John - Policy Debate - 5th place
Michaela and Arabella - Duo Interp - 5th place
Charles - International Extemp - 5th place
Aidan - Domestic Extemp - 5th place
Sadie - Humorous Interp - 5th place
Rafael - Orginal Oratory - 6th place
Delorom - Humorous Interp - 6th place
Brittney - Prose Reading - 6th place
Ally and Amanda - 6th place
Katie - Lincoln Douglas - 7th place
Delorom - Lincoln Douglas - 8th place
Brittney - Poetry Reading - 8th place
Brenna and Ranae - Public Forum - 9th place
Serena - Poetry - 9th place
March 4th & 5th - NSDA Debate/Duo Districts > Lee's Summit North HS
March 11th & 12th - NSDA IE Districts > Lees Summit HS
March 18th & 19th - MSHSAA districts > Raytown South HS
Friday, Feb. 19th, 1:30pm to Saturday, Feb. 20th, 3:30pm
5815 Northeast 48th Street
Kansas City, MO
Mock Trial Advances!
The Mock Trial program is a law based program where students learn and analyze an actual case that has been modified for student learning. Half the team serves as our lawyers while the others roll play as the witnesses. The rounds take place downtown at the Jackson County Courthouse in actual courtrooms with lawyers serving as our judges. In prelims we faced Truman and Liberty North fighting for 6 ballots. After two prelim rounds, Belton for the first time in over a decade advanced to regionals!
This week we will compete in those regional rounds on Tuesday and Thursday again at the court house. After this weeks rounds we will find out if we advance to state!