Indians Official Sponsor

Speech and Debate Team

Speech and Debate Team

Dawn Zahorchak – Sponsor

The Speech and Debate Team is a student initiated club that develops the students’ skills in conducting effective research, developing logical, fluid and well-constructed arguments, and expanding knowledge of topics that are not often discussed in our everyday lives. Additionally, our mission is to encourage the critical analysis of topics in our world.

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4 speech debate student pictures z.neill, n. bartel, m. do, l. deerSaturday, Feb. 24th marked a significant milestone for the North Hills H.S. Speech and Debate team. At the PHSSL Pittsburgh district tournament, seven N.H.H.S. students competed for the opportunity to attend the PA speech and debate championships.  Junior Nickolas Bartel was awarded 3rd Place in Congressional Debate, while senior Michelle Do took 1st Place and was crowned district champion in Poetry Interpretation. Nick and Michelle both have earned the chance to compete for a state title in their respective events at the PHSSL state tournament to be held on March 16-17 at Bloomsburg University. Nick and Michelle will also be the first N.H.H.S. students to compete at the state tournament in years! Well done, team! #IndianPride

Pictured (L-R): Zach Neill, Nickolas Bartel, Michelle Do, Lucas Deer

Not pictured: Koby Polaski, Ethan Gentile, Byron Speer


speech debateNH Speech & 
Debate Team come out on top at their first tournament of the season. 

The NH Speech & Debate team participated in the Upper St. Clair Novice Tournament this past weekend.  This tournament had over 200 students competing from 24 different school districts.  Congratulations go to :

    • 3rd Place- Michelle Do for Prose
    • 1st Place- Nicholas Bartel for Congress
    • 2nd Place- Emma Margo for Poetry

Congratulations NH Speech & Debate Club!