William Tennent Coed Varsity Debate

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Debate Update – 3/1

Despite the many challenges that our team and individual competitors have experienced this season, we are looking forward to the virtual state tournament in March and hopefully a virtual national tournament in June! Below are some highlights from our virtual 2020-2021 season to date: Ethan Baker ’21 Auto-qualifier to the Pennsylvania State Tournament in Poetry

Debate Update

Tennent hosted the NSDA Valley Forge District National Qualifier this past weekend.  The tournament began on Friday evening and ended on Sunday evening.  Saturday and Sunday were very long days for our team (14 hours and 12 hours, respectively), but our students persevered.  Six Tennent students were either double-entered or triple-entered in speech and debate


Tennent’s Speech and Debate Team had a wonderful day at Saturday’s Pennsylvania High School Speech League District 12 State Qualifier Tournament at Gwynedd Mercy Academy!  Congratulations to our team’s District 12 tournament champions who will be representing Tennent in main events at the Pennsylvania State Tournament at Bloomsburg University in March: Nick Simila, Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Debate UPDATE!

The Speech and Debate Team had a great day at the Philadelphia Catholic Forensic League Tournament at Unionville High School on Saturday!  Two juniors, three sophomores, and four freshmen represented Tennent at our team’s first tournament of the season.  The tournament featured 115 competitors from 14 schools.  Our novices, although they were quite nervous about their