Wilkes Speech & Debate Union





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Welcome to the offical web site of the

Wilkes University Speech and Debate Team

This site will provide information on the activities of the Speech & Debate Union--including members, meetings, tournament schedules and tournament results. You can also find information on the Colonel Kick-Off Classic High School Speech and Debate Tournament.

Team finishes year with 5th Place Team Sweepstakes award at the Pennsylvania State Championship Tournament.


Congrats to Jess Niemiec, Wilkes University's first ever appointment to the American Forensics Association's All American Team. This year there were only 14 members given this award spanning schools from all over the coutry. Congrats again, Jess.

Wilkes University will be hosting a High School Summer Day camp for 7th-12th graders on August 16, 17, and 18th on the Wilkes Campus. For a full invite with a schedule of events click Summer Day Camp Invite If there are any questions please e-mail WUspeech@excite.com

As the year comes to a close, there are a few interesting things that will carry it out with a bang. The Pennsylvania State Championship tournament just passed, and we are very proud of the 4th place in the state position that we currently hold. There were also able to come away with 5 individual awards.

At Distrcts the team walked away with two district Champion titles, in After Dinner and Informative Speaking. Congrats to Roger and Jess! Also, to those contributing to the team sweepstakes award that boasts 5th in District 8 (PA, NJ, MD, and VA) Congrats to Paul, Lisa, and Keith!

Team President Jess Niemiec just returned from AFA Nationals where she faired very well. We are very proud of her multiple qualification in this difficult and prestigious tournemnt. For thoughts on the tournemnt, check out AFA scene

The year is officially over, with the novice return from Brookdale's Great Eastern Seaboard Tournament. The team was able to acquire 6th place team sweeps, as well as bring home five individual trophies. Congratulations are in order to Lisa Drieir, Megan Brown, and Keith Hubbard, all who contributed a great deal of point to this team sweepstake award. Congrats, first years!

The summer will be eventful as well with team's summer picnic at Knobels on July 16th. Be prepared for fun times! For more information, or to officially sign up for attendance, e-mail WUSpeech@excite.com

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