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Joey Antonelli Q&A, Speech and Debate Victories

Joey Antonelli getting ready for a competition in class. Speech and Debate competitions are done online for safety.
November 20, 2020

Sophomore Joey Antonelli continues to make strides in his Speech and Debate career even with the change of online debates. On Nov. 14th Antonelli made it to the quarter final round in the Varsity Lincoln...

Speech and Debate is online, Perry team moving forward

Speech and Debate Joseph Antonelli and Brooklin Lafar are working in Speech and Debate. Competitions are attended through computers due to COVID-19.
November 3, 2020

Speech and Debate is now an online sport, this has its ups and downs. Competitions are traditionally in person but with COVID-19, the sport has been pushed onto the internet. With a small team, Perry has...

Debate’s busy start to 2020 season

The speech and debate team participated in a tournament.
February 6, 2020
“It remains an incredibly rewarding and valid experience, especially in terms of developing public speaking skills and learning about real world issues” Patricia Yango

Clifford’s Debater Spirit

Clifford's Debater Spirit
Getting back into his passion for Speech and Debate, overcoming past trauma
December 13, 2019
“I will always be an advocate for it [Speech and Debate] because I know it helped me”

Take Five with James Fountain

December 18, 2018

He has a tournament named after him by a former student. He was one of two to be the first to be inducted as a 2005 inductee to the Arizona Forensics League Hall of Fame. He is super successful...

Students should be more active and informed when voting

Students should be more active and informed when voting
September 29, 2016

Due to this year’s controversial issues and candidates alike, now more than ever has the call to vote been so necessary, especially for our young generation. Voting is a privilege; a right people...

New leadership for award-winning Speech and Debate team

August 30, 2016

While much of Perry’s attention is dominated by the successful big-name varsity sports, a shift of the spotlight may be set to soon change. Speech and Debate, which, according to the Arizona Interscholastic...

Speech and Debate gains first major win ever

December 11, 2015

With the riveting anticipation for crafting an argument or participating in speech events, many feel an adrenaline rush with every word. From Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 38 schools from across the state attended...

Debate places in Toro Classic

December 16, 2014

Last November, Perry’s debate team had more students break into final rounds than ever before at The Toro Classic while claiming first place in duet acting.  “[Students] broke into [finals in] Lincoln...

Philosophy club debates controversial issues

Seniors Austin Garrett,  Jeffery Andrade, Ellen O'Brien, and Sophomore Daniel Shin listen and wait for their turn to speak. PYP operates on a basis of time given to individuals to speak.
September 5, 2014

From Jump Rope Club and National Honor Society to Ecology Club, the start of the 2014-15 school year has come with a wave of interest from students to get involved across campus. For those specifically...

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