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The Valdosta High School Speech and Debate team has approximately 70 members who compete in 12 different speech and debate events. Students attend practice once or twice a week after school in sessions designed and planned by the coaches and captains of each team to best cultivate the skills of each individual competitor. Speech & Debate teaches students the critical communications skills to be successful after high school. WHAT’S A TYPICAL VALDOSTA S&D SEASON The team competes around Georgia on the GFCA Circuit and in North Florida in the SA-CFL circuit. The team competes at 10 invitational tournaments a season and four post-season tournaments to include the Nationals Tournament hosted by the National Speech and Debate Association. This year Nationals is held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. VALDOSTA S&D HISTORY The Team, now in its fifth year, has had many students reach elimination rounds at invitational meets and has qualified 12 students to compete at this year's Nationals. The Team has been recognized by the GFCA as the 2018 Martha Dye Debate School of Excellence and won 3rd place overall at the State Tournament.
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$900 Raised since May 6, 2018

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  • Shannon Rourk donated
  • Ruth Simoneau donated "Sending best wishes from Michigan. "
  • Musiteli Mubuso donated "Kick some asss at nationals. From Amoo!"
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    Edco - $25 for Submitting NSDA Survey achieved

    Our team just earned $25 from Edco for submitting an NSDA survey!

  • Gail & Dyaarl Anderson donated "Proud to help our grandson and VHS Team take it to the highest level. Wishing you safe travels and successful speaking!"
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    Stax Inc. - $50 for $250 NSDA Power Grant™ achieved

    Our team just raised $250 with Edco and earned another $50 through the Stax Inc. - $50 for $250 Matching Power Grant™.

    Thank you to our supporters for all your help!

  • David and Susan Miller donated "Go Cats !" - via Pamela Childress
  • Kyle Constable donated "Can't think of anyone better than VHS to show the rest of the country what South GA forensics is all about! Go get 'em!"
  • Valdosta High School has started online fundraising!

    Our team has officially started accepting credit card donations. We need awesome team members and donors like you to share this link and tell your community why you support Valdosta High School Speech and Debate Team!


  • Pamela Childress is now a leader for the Valdosta High School Speech and Debate Team

  • At 06:52 am, the fundraising platform for Valdosta High School was born.

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