Braxton County HS Speech and Debate Tournament

2019 — Sutton, WV/US

Dear Coaches and associates:


     Braxton County High School is excited to again host our annual Speech & Debate Tournament on Saturday, January 26.  Please register using  We hope you can attend!


Where: Braxton County High School, 200 Jerry Burton Dr, Sutton, WV 26601

Time: Registration begins at 7:45 AM with the first round beginning at 8:50 AM.  Detailed schedule is available by clicking on the Tournament Invitation link.

Entry Fees: $7.00 per individual event and $14.00 per team event (Duo Interp, Public Forum)

Drops: On the morning of the tournament, any drops must be phoned in (Sharon Desper, 304-517-8801) by 7:00 AM.  Any team who drops a contestant after 7:00 AM will be charged $50.00 (Rule of 6/19/ 2010)

Lunch: Concessions will be available in the cafeteria, including pizza, snacks, and drinks.


Students may enter up to two events per section:           

A Events: Impromptu, Prose, Informative Speaking, Dramatic/Humorous Interp, Broadcasting, Programmed Oral Interp, Public Forum Debate

B Events: Extemporaneous, Poetry, Declamation, Original Oratory, Duo Interp, Lincoln-Douglas Debate*

*Debate contestants may enter one speech event within the same section of their Debate Event(s) with the exception of Broadcasting in Section A and Extemp in Section B due to the prep time requirements for those two events



Public Forum Debate Topic:  Resolved: The United States federal government should impose price controls on the pharmaceutical industry.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate Topic:  Resolved: In a democracy, the public’s right to know ought to be valued above the right to privacy of candidates for public office.


Any questions, contact Sharon Desper, 304.517.8801 or

We look forward to seeing you on January 26!



Sharon Desper

Braxton County High School