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Speech and Debate Team Relaunched

Speech and Debate Team Relaunched

Tal Rothberg and Shari Spiegel

November 7, 2019

Juniors Yoav Pinhasi and Somin Jung have brought speech and debate back to BHS.  It has been two years since the school has had a debate team.  English teacher Nicole Majercak coached the team beginning in 2008, but it went defunct in 2016-17 when she was no longer able to coach the team. ...

Speech & Debate Team Wins Big in Spite of Small Numbers

Speech & Debate Team Wins Big in Spite of Small Numbers

John Li, Staff Writer

December 18, 2014

Halfway through the season, the speech and debate team has won a significant number of trophies, although their members are few. “In terms of the number of competitors the team is definitely smaller; however, I would also say that we’re having a successful year,” said team captain Jon Shapiro. Last...

Four Students Make Break Rounds at Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament

Four Students Make Break Rounds at Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament

Emily Topilow, Staff Writer

November 27, 2012

The Beachwood speech and debate team had its best performance ever at the Glenbrooks  tournament held in suburban Chicago on Nov. 17-19. Juniors Varun Jambunath and Anshika Niraj made it to the semifinals in student congress. Senior Beth Moses made it to finals in congress and senior Jessie Gill...

Jessie Gill Wins Third Place at Yale Speech & Debate Tourney

Jessie Gill Wins Third Place at Yale Speech & Debate Tourney

Grace Kagai, With additional reporting by the Beachcomber staff.

October 11, 2011

On Sept. 22-26, Junior Jessie Gill won third place in humorous interpretation at the Yale University tournament, bringing home the BHS speech and debate team’s first top three trophy from a prestigious national circuit tournament. Gill’s performance was from Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and...