DM East MS Invitational

2016 — IA/US

DM East MS Invitational

MS Speech and Debate Tournament

Saturday, May 7th, 2016


Des Moines East HS is proud to announce the DM East Middle School Invitational, to be held on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at DM East High School.  This is our second MS tournament and we hope that you will consider joining us – all schools are welcome! 

Junior High / Middle School programs have been growing in the state of Iowa for many years, due largely to the efforts put forth by Tim Sheaff of Dowling Catholic High School.  As the number of interested schools has grown, so has the desire for more opportunities for participation in speech/debate activities. 

This year, MS students will have two opportunities to compete in interscholastic speech/debate activities, as follows:

 ü  DM East hosting May 7th – main contact is Jennifer Medina

 ü  Bettendorf hosting May 14th – main contact is Joe Rankin

Jennifer and I have worked together to ensure both events are as seamlessly integrated as possible to offer students two excellent opportunities to compete.  We will offer the same eventssame topics, and have the same fees – all to help ensure the maximum number of students can compete. 

This is an exciting time of the year, as we all strive to help get MS programs up and running. If you (or someone you know might be interested) have any questions regarding speech and debate activities, please send me an e-mail using the contact information below.

Thanks again for your support and I look forward to hosting our second MS tournament.  See you in May!

 Joe Rankin

Bettendorf Head Speech/Debate Coach