Welcome to Hellgate's Speech & Debate Team!
Competitive High School Speech and Debate is based in competitive speaking around the state and nation. At Hellgate we participate in eight meets around the state including a national qualifying tournament where those who place high enough are granted a spot at the National Forensics League tournament each June.
Our season begins the last week of September each year and ends the second week of February. This is a competitive event, so each member is expected to attend practices regularly and travel to meets hosted throughout the state. There are 12 events in total: 8 individual speech events and 4 debate events. Information on each event can be found by visiting the MHSA website and the "Speech, Debate, Drama" tab. Our current coach is Ms. Bathje.