The Precedent

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”

One student’s ever-changing world

Senior Jacob Selvidge defines his own kind of success. Despite circumstances, Selvidge's multitude of experiences have aided him in developing his skills and talents.
Senior Jacob Selvidge author of his own future in his changing world
February 20, 2019

With a humble smile, Jacob Selvidge admits his strongest virtue is his ability to adapt. This virtue helps him in numerous endeavors throughout his life. Being a senior, a speech and debate state champion,...

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...

Individuals place at speech Winter Trophy competition

Individuals place at speech Winter Trophy competition
December 18, 2017

Students of speech and debate showed off their skills in performing during the Winter Trophy competition at Arizona State University. Schools of the division one throughout the state battled in 21 different...

Gunaraj leads Speech and Debate to victory

Gunaraj leads Speech and Debate to victory
April 26, 2017

After weeks of preparation and research, along with countless hours of after school practices, Speech and Debate team members have wrapped up this year’s season. This year’s team consisted of roughly...

Leslie Jones: teacher, singer, and world traveler

Leslie Jones: teacher, singer, and world traveler
February 8, 2017

When you walk into Ms. Jones classroom you can’t help but notice her energy that immediately fills the room. Whether you’re a teacher or student her zeal and passion for teaching is hard to miss. Leslie...

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...

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