Welcome to the new year here at Eaglecrest! I hope you are re-energized and excited to take on our 2015-2016 competitive season; I am looking forward to spending the year working with you and seeing you grow!
This year marks my third year as the coach of the Eaglecrest Speech & Debate Team and I know it's going to be incredible! So far, our team is looking like it is going to be the largest it has been in recent memory--we currently have over 45 members on our roster and a HUGE portion of that are new members to our team!
We've certainly been making a name for ourselves both on and off campus in the past year. Last year we launched a new event during Homecoming Week: EHS Trivia Night, which was entirely created, organized, and executed by our team. The event drew nearly 200 participants competing in teams of up to 8 to earn the title of Eaglecrest Trivia Champions. We raised over $800 for our team with this event and I can't wait to see what our second year of Trivia Night, which will be Monday, September 21st. We also hosted our first tournament last February, the inaugural Raptor Rumble. Though Mother Nature threw us a curveball--a massive blizzard that hit mid-afternoon--we were able to run a successful tournament thanks to the dedication of our team. We've been growing more competitive in the metro Denver Speech circuit and growing closer as a team.
I could not be happier that you've expressed interest in joining EHS Speech & Debate or that you are continuing your involvement. Participating in speech and debate activities will help you discover and practice skills that will benefit you far beyond your four years of high school. Plus, you'll have a lot of fun along the way.
Even though we often compete as individuals, it is as a team that we will truly make an impact--each and every member of our team accomplished some incredible things over the course of the year, whether they were novices participating in their first tournaments or graduating seniors ending their Speech career. I'm so proud of what our team--and every individual member--achieved.
This year's team information packets and involvement forms are available in hard copy from me, as well as digitally on the Forms, Documents, and Information page. Our initial tournament calendar can be found here. I've also created a group on Schoology where team members can access and share resources--please ask me for the access code so you can join!
Our first Parent Meeting will be Wednesday, September 16th at 6:00 PM in the EHS Lecture Center--this meeting allows you to meet me, other speech parents, and learn more about the team. If you cannot attend, please contact me so I can pass along important information.
Again, welcome to our team--and to the EHS Speech & Debate family! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns at any point in time. Here's to a great year!