Belton Speech and Debate
One Squad, Many Voices
Week 7 - Midtown - Lee's Summit/Raytown
Part 1 of our season is in the books!
The Squad wrapped up its first part of the 2015 - 2016 season this past weekend by taking novice to Lee's Summit High School while varsity visited Raytown South High School.
Forensics got us started for the weekend with novice having a quiet outing with a few newer students getting out for the first time. Varsity on the other hand started with its normal crew breaking once again. Rafael broke for the 5th time in Prose making semi finals before getting uncharacteristic scores preventing him from making finals this week. Jay was a similar tale, but this week instead of IX he dipped his toes into USX. Jay earned two first place scores in prelims, but also had an off round in semis being eliminated before finals. Varsity Duo partners, Shani and Denize also made semi finals, but met the same fate as Jay and Rafael coming up just short of finals.
Debate got rolling Friday night and onto Saturday. Varsity participated in the standard four rounds, before breaking to out rounds while novice had five rounds and were placed based on their record. Novice had a solid outing with top finishers Trey and John earning a 4-1 record in policy debate earning them 5th place overall! Varsity also found success with The Captains (President Rafael, Vice President Hailey) who earned a 3-1 record in prelims of Champ Public Forum debate which got them into their first ever break in Champ Puff!
Heading into Quarters The Captains were the 5th seed taking on the 4th seed, they won on a 2-1 decision which was announced at awards (video below). After quarters they went on and had to face the number 1 overall seed from Blue Springs South HS. The Captains choose to debate 2nd and were forced onto the Con side of the debate. After 45 mins in a close round, The Captains lost on a 2-1 decision earning them 3rd overall in Champ Puff.
The Squad will take winter break off before returning in January at Fort Osage.
Have a wonderful break!
Fort Osage HS
Friday, Jan. 8th 2016 at 1:30pm to Saturday, Jan. 9th 2016 at 3:30pm
2101 North Twyman Road
Team History - You're Part of it!
Found this data last week on the NSDA website and it is a bit of our teams history including national qualifiers, coach history, as well as some results. More data will be added.
Pre-2013 School History for Belton HS, Missouri
Note: This page only shows school history up to 2013. Newer data will be added soon!
If you believe there is an error in the data for your school, please email us.
This shows awards given to the school, such as being the leading chapter in their district, or having the largest enrollment in their district, as well as some coach honors like receiving a diamond or chairing a district, and some student honors such as having an All-American.
YearName (might be n/a)Award/Action
1986 Ben F. Martin III 1st Diamond
1991 Ben F. Martin III 2nd Diamond #551
1992 Gregory J. Scott Honorary Membership
1994 Mr. Joel B. Short 1st Diamond
1996 Leading Chapter Award
2001 Mr. Tim Hughes 1st Diamond
2004 Largest enrollment in Show Me dist. 154
2004 Largest chapter in Show Me dist. 414
2005 Joel B. Short 2nd Diamond #1256
2005 Largest chapter in Show Me dist. 442
2005 Largest enrollment in Show Me dist. 189
2005 Leading Chapter Award
2006 Largest enrollment in dist 1868 (Show Me)
2006 Largest chapter in Show Me dist. 490
2007 Timothy J. Hughes Distinguished Service Key
2007 Timothy J. Hughes 2nd Diamond #1314
2007 Largest chapter in Show Me dist. 476
2007 Largest enrollment in Show Me dist. 171
2007 Emily Pfefer1st in Show Me dist. 2274 pts, 1st in US
2008 Largest chapter in Show Me dist. 459
2008 Largest enrollment in Show Me dist. 147
2008 Jill Sueltz 1st Diamond
2009 Tabatha Babcock 1st Diamond
2009 Largest chapter in Show Me dist. 456
2009 Tyler Dalton1st in Show Me dist. 1898 pts.
2009 Jason D. HornerAcademic All American
2009 Alexander D. WhiteAcademic All American
2010 Largest enrollment in Show Me dist. 182
2011 Largest chapter in Show Me District, 453
2011 Largest enrollment in Show Me dist. 169
2011 Leading Chapter Award
2012 Tim Hughes 3rd Diamond #568
National Tournament Record
This lists each student that has attended the NSDA National Tournament from the school, along with the number of rounds in which they competed (and in which event)
Year Event Student Rounds TotalCong Cong Total
1997 A Ikechukwu, Amadi662
1997 A Ikechakwu, Amadi 3rd
2004 A Clark, Maggie6
2004 Y Pfefer, Emily674
2005 H Horne, Kira680
2006 A Horne, Kira6
2006 N Dodson, Zack & Pfefer, Emily9104
2007 N Pfefer, Emily & Dodson, Zack8120
2007 Rep Lande, Corey2
2007 Rep Wice, Paul24
2008 H Harth, Andrew6126
2010 H Tinch, Lauren6132
This shows each student from the school that has taken first place at a district tournament, and in which event. For an explanation of the event codes, see the key above in the National Tournament Record section.
Year Event Contestant
1987 HI Shannon Nevels
1991 HI Robb Wells NQ
1992 USX Kelly Myers NQ
1992 HI Steve Jones
2004 Y Emily Pfefer
2004 A Maggie Clark
2005 H Kira Horne
2006 A Kira Horne
2006 N Zack Dodson & Emily Pfefer
2007 R Corey Lande
2007 R Paul Wice
2007 N Emily Pfefer & Zack Dodson
2008 H Andrew Harth
2010 H Lauren Tinch