Notice to all prospective debaters:
We meet Wednesday mornings, during Activity Period, in L building (usually L109 or thereabouts). If you're seriously interested in competing this year, it is mandatory that you don't miss any of the Wednesday morning meetings, and to come to as many after-school meetings as possible (after you all are taught how to debate, and we help you write cases, there will be a couple of after school and/or weekend practices so you can debate before you debate in the tournament. They will be optional, but recommended).
The Wednesday meetings are extremely important for the first month or so, so doing more than one club that meets Wednesday mornings will be difficult. However, after that, you can rotate between two clubs pretty easily.
In addition, the tournaments (which are against other schools, where each debater debates one-and-one against another debater from a different school; and each tournament has 3 or more rounds) are always on Saturdays, so if you have a prior commitment that you cannot ever miss, it will be difficult, if not impossible, for you to participate this year. I know it stinks, but if you're really torn between this and another commitment, talk to me and perhaps we can work something out.
The bright side to the work: our novice debaters always do exceptionally, and we have dozens of trophies to vouch for that. Of course, the more you put in, the more you get out.
We hope many of you will want to commit to joining the team. It really is a lot of fun, and you get to meet and become close with people from all grades within Greeley, and people from all over the country. It requires some time commitment, and some individual work, but it really pays off; I encourage everyone to come the Wednesday meetings and check it out if you haven’t already.
Feel free to call or E-mail me if you have any questions/concerns/whatever.
Thanks and welcome again,
Captain/Coach/Founding Member of the HGHS Debate Team