Green River Speech and Debate Tournament Kicks Off Friday

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GREEN RIVER — Green River High School is set to host a Speech and Debate Competition from 3:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, December 9th and 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 10th.

The tournament is a regular season competition that Green River has hosted for several years. Sixteen teams from around the state will be competing this weekend. There will be around 400 students competing in one or more of 13 public speaking and debate events.

Competitive Speech and Debate has existed in Wyoming and nationally since 1922. Green River has fielded teams since the 1930s. This is an competitive extracurricular academic sport, where students travel to as many as 14 tournaments held throughout the state and region. The season starts in November and finishes in March, culminating with the state competition.

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Green River High School is still in need of volunteer judges to help out. No experience is needed and free meals will be offered to volunteers. Anyone interested in learning more or volunteering time to judge should contact Dan Parson at parsond@swcsd2.org or Carina White at whitec1@swcsd2.org.

There will be an optional training for volunteer judges at the Green River High School at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, December 8th in the GRHS Speech Room.

The event is open to the public and rounds occur throughout the building in various classrooms. The public is invited to attend the 90-minute speech and debate sessions and support the student competitors.