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Clifford’s Debater Spirit

Clifford’s Debater Spirit

Paige Luedtke, Staff Reporter

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

One student’s ever-changing world

River Bradshaw, Staff Reporter

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, member of the jazz choir, director of  a theatrical one act, and an actor himself, Selvidge alw...

Take Five with James Fountain

River Bradshaw, Staff Reminder

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 as a coach and has countless state champs and national ranked students. He took over for Lisle Jones ...

Individuals place at speech Winter Trophy competition

Individuals place at speech Winter Trophy competition

Kayla Gee, Staff Reporter

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 events that tested the adaptability of students. Senior Vice President Maggie Bauman made thi...

Gunaraj leads Speech and Debate to victory

Gunaraj leads Speech and Debate to victory

Valerie Burgess, Staff Reporter

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 30 members participating in a range of events such as Public Forum debate and Dramatic Interpretat...

Leslie Jones: teacher, singer, and world traveler

Leslie Jones: teacher, singer, and world traveler

McKell Park, Staff Reporter

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 Jones has already made an impact on the students and environment  at Perry, and it’s onl...

New leadership for award-winning Speech and Debate team

Lauren Neilsen, A&E Editor

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 Association, is in fact classified as a sport itself, is gearing up for a fresh and ambitious y...

Speech and Debate gains first major win ever

Valerie Burgess, A&E Assistant Editor

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 the Dobson Invitational at Dobson High School to participate in verbal fisticuffsl. Dozens of the top ...

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