Woodcreek Speech and Debate

  • Woodcreek Speech and Debate team 2016-2017  

    Who are we?

    The Woodcreek Speech and Debate team, otherwise known as competitive forensics, is a competitive speaking team that represents the best public speaking ability Woodcreek High School has to offer. As a member of the National Speech and Debate Association and California High School Speech Association, we compete across California in a multitude of speaking styles and a variety of venues. 

    Speaker of the Tournament:

    Speaker of the tournament is a highly sought after award granted to one recipient after each tournament. The entire team votes for one individual who embodies coachability, positivity, drive, and a strong work ethic. For more information on previous recipients of this award, visit the blog page.

    Contact Information:

    For more information, contact the teams' coach, Mrs. Elko.


    (916)-771-6565 (ext. 435)  

  • On Saturday, Dec. 10th, Woodcreek’s debate team competed in their last tournament of the fall season. This event included 20 schools and was hosted by Davis Senior HS. Please help me in congratulating our 14 award recipients. Those recognized either won 3 of their 4 rounds or, in the case of Congress, made it to finals, otherwise known as Super Congress:


    Public Forum (team debate)

    Dana Bell & Aminah Gutierrez, 3W-1L

    Tate Blas & Amy Sommercamp, 3W-1L

    Mark Mikityuk & Ben Santiago-Kemp, 3W-1L



    Haley Burke,  3W-1L


    Parliamentary (extemporaneous team debate)

    Robert Esty & Brandon Solano, 3W-1L


    Super Congress finalists:

    Brandon Bechler

    Julia Chin

    Jonathan Davies

    Tommy Hubbard

    Sequoia Porter


    In the fall season alone, Woodcreek’s team has earned 29 new degrees with the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) plus 101 awards – a notable accomplishment for our fledgling team, all of whom are already being recognized on the NSDA’s countrywide database.


    Our spring season opener is the Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational @ James Logan HS, Jan. 13-15th.

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