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:

Blue Key Finalist, Original Oratory
Blue Key octas, Oral Interp
Saxon Invitational champions, Public Forum
PF and LD outrounds at Dowling, Blake
Congress, PF, and LD outrounds at IHSA state championship
11th in the nation in LD at NSDA Nationals
TOC outrounds in Original Oratory
NCFL outrounds in Original Oratory and Oral Interp

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
JV State Championship in PF
11 students qualified to the TOC
14 students qualified to NSDA nationals
20 students qualified to NCFL nationals

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