Woodcreek Speech and Debate

  • Message from your 2021 - 2022 Captains: 

    We're so proud of everything this team has accomplished this year! After a difficult couple of seasons being online, this team continues to amaze us with their passion, dedication, and power. We also want to extend a big thank you to all the families and friends who have supported us along the way.

    Please join us for our annual Spring Showcase on March, 26th! (more information below)


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Join Speech & Debate!

  • Who are we?

    To be on the team, competitors must be enrolled in the fall course, known as Speech and Debate 2 (In the spring, we become an after-school program). This class is designed to offer direct instruction in competitive speech and debate events. The variety of competition offerings allows for students with diverse interests/skills to discover the events with which they are compatible. This course is devoted to competition preparation and is structured according to speaking events officially recognized by the National Speech & Debate Association. Students do extensive research and are required to attend and participate in events held outside of school hours. This course is offered to freshmen through seniors. The competitive season runs August to April, and for those competing at Nationals, to June. (S&D 2 satisfies UC/CSU g-elective)


    Contact Information:

    For more information, please feel free to reach out to any of us!


    Melisa Elko, Coach


    (916)-771-6565 (ext. 435)  

    Riya Tapadiya, Captain



    Feizah Teope, Captain




    2020-21 Season Information

    Whether you're a competitor, judge, or prospective team member, we've got you covered! Located on the lefthand side of this webpage are tabs including information about Upcoming Events, Competing, Judging, Photos, and more!


Important Announcements!

  • We are so proud of the following team members for qualifying to the state level!

    • Chloe Van Leerdam
    • Frances Van Slyke
    • Emilee Rosenbaum
    • Quinn Hennessy
    • Abby Schwartz
    • Nia Sanders
    • Sophia Strohmeyer
    • Kate Seivert
    • Brooke Catich
    • Feizah Teope
    • Ella Johnson
    • Trinity McEwen
    • Maxim Korablev
    • Nia Sanders
    • Kaci Thornton

    Nia Sanders and Emilee Rosenbaum are attending state in both speech AND debate!!

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  • The following individuals received our league's Orator's Cup Award. Only five people are chosen for speech and five for debate. They are often considered "our league's Avengers".

    • Riya Tapadiya
    • Feizah Teope
    • Nia Sanders
    • Nathan Solano

    Nia recieved the award for both speech AND debate!!

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Honors and Achievements!

  • Congratulations to our Speakers of the Tournament for our Oct 24 Speech opener - Chloe Van Leerdam (Originals), Sophia Strohmeyer (Interps), and Corey Wilson (Extemp)!

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  • Congratulations to our Speakers of the Tournament for our Oct 10 debate opener - Doina Midrigan (Lincoln Douglass), Abby Schwartz (Public Forum), and Josie Demartino and Mandi Carlsen (Parliamentary)!

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  • Woodcreek's speech & debate team ends the fall schedule with 146 awards! 

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