Hood River Valley Varsity Speech

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On the HRVHS Speech and Debate Team you will improve your speaking skills, learn to think analytically, and meet new people.

Speech and Debate meets on Thursdays at lunch and practices on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:20 – 5:30. (Room CO2)

The team attends tournaments once a month and competes in OSAA District and State tournaments in April. Competitors can qualify to compete at the National Tournament in June.

Many students successfully balance Speech and Debate with other sports, activities and clubs.

Team fees are the same as for a sport ($140) and Speech and Debate is an official OSAA activity.

Head Coach: DeLona Campos-Davis     

More information can be found at HRV Speech and Debate

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Coach Campos-Davis earns National Speech & Debate award

Español abajo. She’s a fantastic mentor and a compassionate educator to her students, constantly praising them and giving them invaluable advice. Now she’s been recognized by the National Speech and Debate Association for her excellence and longevity in the sport of speech and debate. DeLona Campos-Davis, Hood River Valley High School’s Speech and Debate Coach, was

Thorp Takes 1st at Cleveland Debate Tournament

Hood River Valley High School senior CJ Thorp won 1st Place in Congressional Debate at the Cleveland High School Holiday Edgy Debate tournament held December 6th and 7th in Portland. Eight other debaters competed, including senior Zach Marble who competed in Public Forum debate and Open SPAR debate.    The team also sent nineteen competitors to

Duo team takes 4th at Willamette Valley Classic

The HRVHS Varsity Duo Interpretation team of Maggie Bertrand and Jacob Kaplan began their final year of competition together with a 4th Place win at the Willamette Valley Classic tournament at South Albany High School on November 23, 2019. The team has competed together for the past 2 years and hopes for a successful final

Academic All-American Awarded

Audrey Schlemmer, a senior at Hood River Valley High School, earned an Academic All American Award from the National Speech and Debate Association in October. Academic All American recognizes high school students who have earned the degree of Superior Distinction in the Honor Society of the NSDA, achieved rigorous criteria for GPA, and demonstrated outstanding

Freshman takes 1st Place at Silverton Tournament

Hood River Valley High School freshman, Sadie Smith won 1st Place in Novice Informative Speaking at the Silverton Fox Invitational Tournament on Saturday, November 9th. Twenty-eight schools from around Oregon participated in the annual tournament held at Silverton High School. Hood River took 18 students to the competition. Zan Lapp, also a freshman, was a

Early season win for Novice Debaters at Wilson Tournament

Thirteen speakers represented Hood River Valley High School in their first regular tournament of the competitive speech season on Saturday, October 12th. The team joined 16 other teams at Wilson High school in Portland for the one day event. Hood River took a young team with mostly novice and first time competitors to this early