Welcome to the Davis Senior High School Speech and Debate Team website. Our team is made up of high school students who have a passion for speech and debate. This team gives students the ability to participate in speech and debate tournaments within a family of similar people. The main coach is Mrs. Janine Widman, an English teacher at DSHS. The two assistant coaches are both undergraduate students at UC Davis, Claire Rapp and Max Hagelthorn. The Senior Captains are Andres De Loera Brust, Kap Pandey, Kate Gieshcen and Varun Kota. The Junior Captains are Kairi Sageshima and Peter Zhu. In 2015, Davis qualified 13 people to the CHSSA State Tournament at Vista Murrieta High School, with 5 of them making out-rounds. We had the distinct honor of earning the most cummulative sweepstakes points at States, out of our local CVFL league. Davis sent 5 people to the NCFL National Tournament in Ft. Lauderdale Florida, with two of them making outrounds. At the end of the season, Davis sent a policy debate team to NSDA Nationals in Dallas, Texas.
News & Publications
April 2nd, 2015
Davis High Speech and Debate hosts a showcase of their members events. Events include orations, interpretations and a live debate! Showcase serves as an annual fundrasier and outreach to the local community.
July 28th, 2015
Davis High hosts a Speech and Debate camp to get new members. At the camp included introductions to events, workshops, and team building.