Our Record

ETHS Speech and Debate has a long and proud history.

Debaters from Evanston captured the IHSA State Championship in Policy Debate in 1968, 1971, 1979, 1993, and 1995, in Lincoln-Douglas Debate in 2004, 2014, and 2015, and in Public Forum Debate in 2015. Since 2009, ETHS Debate has grown in size and scope. Some of our competitive highlights include:

TOC Finalist in Original Oratory
NSDA National Semifinalist in Extemporaneous Commentary
TOC Qualifiers in PF, Oratory, and Congressional Debate
IHSA State Runners Up in Public Forum Debate
Novice State Champions in Public Forum Debate
Eighteen students qualified to national championships

NSDA Debate School of Excellence (top 20 in the nation)
NSDA National champion, Congressional Debate
NSDA National champion, Extemporaneous Debate
NCFL National champion, Lincoln-Douglas Debate
2 Varsity State Championships in Lincoln-Douglas
Varsity State Champion, Public Forum
Varsity State Champion, Oratorical Declamation
Novice and JV State Championship in Congress
Novice and JV State Championship in PF

Our record is basically that we flexed on you. Such is life...