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Alief Taylor High School Tournament

28 Dec

The Kerr Speech and Debate team traveled across the street to its sister school, Alief Taylor High School, for a tournament. Despite the tough competition, they received 3rd place sweeps! Congratulations to everyone that competed! The results for the tournnament are:

-Jesse Anyalebechi and Huy (Phil) Pham        Quarter Finalist Varsity CX

-Denny Dramkin                                                         4th Varsity Student Congress

-Cameron Clark-                                                         4th Foriegn Extemporaneous

-Kyndahal Stewart                                                     4th Novice Poetry Interpretation

-Maithy Tran                                                                4th Novice Prose Interpretation

-Tony Luu and Krystal Uchem                              2nd Novice CX

-Kelly Chung and Christian Macedo                    7th DUO

-Emily Nguyen                                                             1st Novice Lincoln Douglas Bebate

-Tam Tran                                                                       1st Humorous Interpretation

-Alex Vinh                                                                      2nd Humorous Interpretation

-Tam Tran and Alex  Vinh                                        1st Duet Acting  and 1st DUO

Thank you to Coach Davis and Coach Harrison for making the tournament so successful!

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**Update** Travis High School Tournament

10 Feb

Hola Speech and Debaters! This is just to remind every one that the Travis Tournament has been rescheduled to February 18-19 due the nasty weather we had last week. SO that being said prepare, write cases, memorize pieces, and do whatever you need to do to win!

Thanksgiving!! (and upcoming Bay City Tourney)

26 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!
So I just wanted to remind everyone to turn in your forms for Bay City and also any fees that you may owe to Speech and Debate!
Remember! If those fees aren’t paid soon you might not be able to go to tournaments….
Oh and one more thing guys….Work on your pieces/cases/legislation or whatever it is you may be needing to prepare for this tournament so that when you go back on Monday you can wow Christine, Funmi, and Nick!
Adieu! And Have a Safe and Happy Holiday!

TPS Immigration Debate

11 Nov

Hey Kerr Debaters!
So Kerr is taking part in the TPS Debate and if you take part in it you can win NFL service credit, go to New York and win the team a $2,000 grant.
The topic for this year is: “Nations of the world should increase protection of the economic and social rights of migrants”
For more information, see Mr. Davis and check out our website at TheGreenDebateTeam.wordpress.com

The deadline for the activities involved is Dec. 1st so act fast!!.

**Reminder Permission Slips**

26 Oct

This is a reminder to those who would like to attend the Clear Lake TFA Tournament:

If you want to ensure you have a spot then be sure to get your permission slips in TOMORROW, OCT. 25 and turn in all of your money by THURSDAY OCT. 28!!!!

Dont be late!!

Eco Prisons

25 Oct

For most of us, being Eco-friendly is a matter of choice. Now if we choose to or choose not to would be all up to us. For many others though, being green simply isn’t a choice, its more of a mandate by the law. What am I talking about? Why they’re environmentally friendly prisons, thats what. It is stated by Andrew Schenkel, “Thanks to some unique approaches, prisoners aren’t in that group. In fact, the greening of prisons is not only good for the environment, it can also be a good for the economy and a healthy aspect of the rehabilitation process.Having eco-friendly ran prisons allow an opportunity to maintain order, and helps the environment over all. Lets look at the Butner Federal Prison in Otisville, N.C, it was the first ever prison to be officially certified for LEED lighting in the United States. How about, Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe, Wash. , where it is stated, “For $39 million, the state equipped the 200-person facility with a rainwater collection system for toilet-flushing water and low-energy lighting.” How about, Cedar Creek Corrections Center in Littlerock, Wash. “About 60 inmates at the Washington state medium security facility are selected to participate in a program in which they compost the prison’s food waste, grow organic vegetables, collect rainwater for gardens, raise bees, and hand-sort recyclables.” It’s pretty cool how even in a place for conduct reconstruction there are opportunities to being eco-friendly. 🙂

-Tiffany Thai

Alliance for Climate Change to Speak at Kerr High

11 Apr

Last October, members of the Green Squad and The Green Debate Team took part in the International 350 day to bring awareness of the dangers of climate change to our world. It was there that we met members of The Alliance for Climate Change which is a non-profit association dedicated to “educate, inspire and activate students to curb climate change and its effects, because we believe young adults can make a meaningful impact now.”

The students and sponsors from both groups were blown away by their efforts and quality school wide presentations, so it is with great excitement that we announce that they will be appearing at Kerr High School on Tues, April 13th in order to present a school wide assembly on Climate awareness as part of the National Education Climate Awareness Week, April 11-17th.

All freshmen and seniors will be attending 1st Period and sophomores and juniors will attend 2nd period.

Topics of the Presentation will include:

The Climate Situation
Potential Consequences of Climate Change
Solutions: Imagine a Different Future
Solutions: Creating a Cleaner, Brighter Future

For more information about The Alliance for Climate Change, check out their site at: http://www.acespace.org/teachers/about-presentation