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:

Top PF Speaker at the TOC (first female debater to earn that honor)
Twelve students qualified to nationals
Glenbrooks Round Robin PF Champion
Three LDers cleared at Blake
Badgerland PF Champions

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
TOC Finalist, Original Oratory
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