Evanston Township High School is a large public school located in Evanston, IL, just north of Chicago, with a racially and economically diverse student population.

Welcome to the ETHS Speech and Debate Team's website. Here you can find our calendar for the upcoming months and a description of our team. And some sweet pictures.

  • We will have a few coaches running office hours this week. Any student may sign up to work with any coach; they can help you with speeches or scripts, argument ideas, redoing speeches, etc. Sign up using the link below; you can sign up individually or in pairs/partnerships. All Office Hours will be held in N-125. Sign up for a twenty minute office hours slot here.
  • Our team is hosting a pair of speakers on October 31st: Rory Fanning and Craig Hodges. Both will be speaking in the Upstairs Theater to various classes about the virtues of protest. On November 1st, we will be putting on a set of public debates about protest; we will use the LD novice topic, "Civil disobedience in a democracy is justified." We need four students for each period we present: periods 2, 3, 8, and 9. Students will be excused from their classes to participate in the debate, and can come from any event or grade. If you would like to be a part of any or all of these public debates, please let Jeff know via email.
  • Parents and guardians! We really need some judges. We will provide training and support for you to do a great job; this is a spectacular way to see what your student does; and this is a fantastic way to support the team and help us keep our budget intact. We need judges for the following weekends:
  • 10/21, Fenwick HS - one Congress judge
  • 10/28, Schaumburg HS - four LD or PF judges
  • 10/28, Huntley HS - two speech judges
  • 11/4, Fremd HS - five LD or PF judges
  • 11/11, Sandburg HS - four LD or PF judges
  • 11/11, Fremd HS - one speech judge
  • 11/11, ETHS - one congress judge
  • Let Jeff know via email if you can volunteer to judge any of those Saturdays; we can provide transportation and lunch. Jeff is happy to answer questions if you have them.
  • To be added to our weekly update emails this year, all students (new and old) must complete the ETHS Speech and Debate Contact Info Form.

Practice Schedule:

Congressional Debate: Tuesday in N-125 and Wednesday in E-212
Public Forum Debate: Tuesday in East Library and Thursday in E-212
Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Tuesday in East Library and Thursday in E-212
Policy Debate: Tuesday and Thursday in E-111
Public Address: Wednesday and Thursday in E-212
Interp: Wednesday and Thursday in E-212
Limited Prep: Monday, 2:15 in N-125; Wednesday in E-212

ETHS Speech and Debate in Minneapolis...

It's an intimidating group to meet in a parking garage at night...

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