Loveland High School
Speech and Debate (est. 1950)
Be Part of our Incredible Team in Loveland, Colorado
Want to consistently win arguments with your parents and friends, or become a better, more confident speaker? Do you want to improve your performance, improvisation, or acting skills? How about coming up with creative solutions to current events? If you thought yes to any of these questions, we have the perfect team for you! Many students are surprised how much they enjoy speech and debate, so if in doubt, try it out!
Forensic Speech & Debate is a state and nationally recognized and organized academic activity with lettering opportunities, that supports and provides competition for students performing dramatic scripts or debating current topics and who want to perfect speaking, acting, argument, improvisation, and performance.
As a member of our team, you have the opportunity to win numerous awards, travel to tournaments, and compete in state and national qualifying meets. Team members are able to have friendly competition while developing their self-confidence, speaking skills, and ability to organize and reason that better prepare them for the academic and business challenges after graduation. Come be part of our tight-knit community.
5 State 5A Qualifiers
3 National Qualifiers
Why Speech and Debate?
Gain College Appeal
The National Speech and Debate Association was established in 1925 and students are 5x more likely to get into a top 50 school.
Students gain and refine skills allowing them to perform better academically than their peers. Writing and speaking in class become second-nature.
Conquer Public Speaking
Build confidence and presence. Understand your audience, and deliver critical well-organized messages persuasively. Present comfortably to crowds.
Earn National Recognition
Speech and Debate is a CHSAA and national event with an honor society that tracks points. Gain national recognition for your efforts.
Loveland Hosted Tournaments
4th Annual Loveland Drums of War - November 5th, 2022
5th Annual Cupid Shot me in my After School Congress - February 14th, 2022
The Speech and Debate team is a tight-knit community that has regular activities
May - Speech Prom
June - National Tournament
July - Aquarium
August - Meet the team @ Flipside
October - Halloween Party!
Meet the Coaches
- Dr Rachel Konda-Sunheim earns District Volunteer of the Year
- Team qualifies 7 to 5A State and 8 to National Tournament.
- Ramona earns District Student of the Year and 1500 NSDA points!
- Anna earns the NSDA Academic All-American Award.
- Anna reaches 1500 NSDA points! First time in LHS history!
- Coach D earns the 2021 NSDA District Leader Commendation