St. Rita Speech and Debate Team finished another great year with an outstanding showing at the National Middle School Speech & Debate Tournament in Salt Lake City. Katy Bauer reached the awards stage as a semi-finalist in Storytelling, finishing 8th in the nation.
We are looking forward to another great year for both our Elementary (grades 4-5) and Middle School (grades 6-8) Teams. Tournaments for both teams are throughout the year and everyone is encouraged to participate in as many tournaments as their schedules will allow. Practice times include Monday and Thursday mornings, Monday afternoons, Thursday afternoons (Elementary only) and optional Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons that will rotate with Drama Club on an as needed basis. As a general rule, an hour a week with the coach and an hour at home is enough time to prepare for a tournament. Those aiming for the Nationals of course will want to put in more time.
To get started please click here to register. There will be a Get Started meeting on Tuesday, September 6th from 3-5pm in O’Malley Hall.