Woodcreek Speech and Debate

  • Message from your 2021 - 2022 Captains: 

    We are incredibly excited for this competitive season to begin! Although competitions will remain online for now, we plan to make the most of the experience and continue to crush it at tournaments :) Wish us luck for our Debate Opener on September 25th!

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!


Trophy Count!

Important Announcements!

  • Woodcreek Speech and Debate's main fundraiser for the year has begun!

    Using the SnapRaise platform, our goal is to reach $15,000.

    The money you donates helps our team compete at invitationals, tournaments, state competitions, and more!

    For more information, email riya.tapadiya@student.rjuhsd.us.

    Go Creek!

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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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