Cajon Speech and Debate

We are a high school speech and debate team that strives to better each student to the best of their talents and capabilities.

Chartered Fall 1972
Coaches: Paul L. Sharpe Jr & Georgia Stathis
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Re-established Fall 2011
Speech & Debate Coach: Mark Stowitts
Speech Coach: Joanne Stowitts

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 10/22/2018

Happy Member Appreciation Week! This week, we're celebrating our incredible members and everything they do to support speech and debate. Stay tuned all week for our celebration of everything it takes to be an NSDA member!


Looking forward to another great season of Cajon Speech & Debate - we are excited to be adding a club on Mondays and Wednesdays after school in addition to our team class. Hope to see you there!


Proud of the kids and their coaches in California!

Congratulations to our amazing California National Speech & Debate Association finalists! We are all so proud of all of our awesome students who represent us so well at the 2018 National Speech & Debate Tournament!

Did you know you can watch finals LIVE and cheer on your fellow CHSSA members from the comfort of your own home? Starting at 10 AM California time, all final rounds will be live streamed here:

California finalists include (*please comment with others you know and we will update this post!*) :

Matthew Allin (Senate)
Elizabeth Eddy (Senate)
Rachel Eizner (House)
Kevin Gottlieb (Senate)
Eshan Gupta (IX)
Haris Hosseini (OO)
Rohit Jhawar (Senate)
Brendan McFeely (Senate)
Ella Michaels (Senate)
AJ Moore (POI)
Aarushi Sahejpal (House)
Conor Sherry (HI)
Kelvin Torres (DI)
Taylor Turner (DI)
Sanjeev Vinodh (OO)
Kyle Wang (NX)

And Peninsula Policy team of Anderson/Jalan is still in, as well as Public Forum teams from La Salle of Nahas & Crawford and from Mission San Jose Kodnani & Maunder! We'll keep you updated as the progresses!

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Cajon Speech & Debate news – bling, bling! Saturday at our 1st league speech tournament which was held at Yucaipa HS …
Our novices were amazing: our newbies brought home a 3rd place medal in Humorous Interpretation, 2nd place medals in Extemporaneous Speaking and in Original Prose-Poetry, 1st place in Dramatic Interpretation and in Oratorical Interpretation.
And our varsity division was terrific as well: our oldbie won 3rd place in Original Prose-Poetry, 2nd place in Duo Interpretation and in Expository Speaking, and 1st place in Thematic Interpretation!
Much thanks to Dany Doueiri, Chris Kirkpatrick, Roberto Ballentine, Michael Cholbi, Hannah Fezjic and seniors for judging! It was a great day :)

Timeline photos 03/12/2017

CBSR Speech Championships update: Cajon Cowboys rock! Time for the Citrus Belt to feel the boot (y)
We had 15 students break to semi-finals which will be held tomorrow - 3 broke in two events AND 3 of the breaks were novices. Way to go Calena Ang, Justine Chau, Phillip Chau, Isabel Cholbi, Sahrai Garcia, Niah Handy, Rosario Henriquez, Vicky, Jonathan Marsden, Natalie M, Rocky Rivera, Melody Satele, Taylor Stewart, Jonathan Virgen, and Sara-Ann!

Timeline photos 01/29/2017

CBSR Congress Championship Tournament - Calena came in 2nd in the PO contest, and Cory and Isabel were in powerhouse :) at iPoly HS on the Cal Poly Pomona campus!

Timeline photos 01/25/2017

Yeehaw - way to go, Cowboys! Justine and Phill 3rd place DUO, Natsumi 3rd place OPP, Calena 3rd place TI, Niah 1st place OI, and Justine 1st place TI plus tons of other Cajon kids in powerhouse rounds at the last regular CBSR Speech tourney of the season at Redlands HS!

Timeline photos 01/09/2017

Congratulations to Isabel and Vicky at the Wolfpack Invitational in Claremont this weekend. Isabel broke to semi-finals her first time competing in International Extemporaneous Speaking, and Vicky broke to finals in Original Prose & Poetry and received her first trophy - 6th place! We are so proud of you :)

Timeline photos 01/09/2017

Cajon Debate 2016
We drove straight up to the Bay Area again to compete at the College Preparatory School Lincoln-Douglas Invitational (aka CPS LD) in Oakland, and visited San Francisco at the beginning of Winter break.

Timeline photos 11/19/2016

Cajon Speech & Debate Senior Trip 2016
We drove straight up to the Bay Area, visited San Jose State, and now we're getting ready for tomorrow's competition in the Dempsey-Cronin Invitational at Santa Clara University.

Timeline photos 11/18/2016

Congrats go to our entire amazing team at our 2nd league Speech tournament, but especially to Rosario - 3rd place Varsity Expository Speaking, the team of Felipe & Isaac - 3rd place Varsity Duo Interpretation (their 1st speech tournament ever!!!), the team of Rocky & Sara-Ann - 1st place Varsity Duo Interpretation, and Natalie - 1st place Varsity Thematic Interpretation!!!
We are so proud of you all (y)

Timeline photos 11/06/2016

Congratulations last week to several of our Speechies (Natalie, Khalid, Melody and Jalen) who also participate in Mock Trial for win against Ontario Christian! This week they take on REV (y)

Timeline photos 10/30/2016

Looking forward to one of the most fun tourneys of the year - CBSR's annual Halloween Teamed Debate and Costume Contest!

Timeline photos 10/22/2016

On our way to another fun day of Speech & Debate competition at the Bargain Belt Invitational @ Claremont High School.

Photos from Cajon Speech and Debate's post 10/01/2016

Excited for the CSBR season Speech and Lincoln Douglas Debate opener at the Yucaipa IE & LD Tournament! Go Cowboys!

Timeline photos 09/24/2016

Watching our crazy speechies and debaters having a good time at the Jack Howe Memorial Invitational at Cal State Long Beach!

Timeline photos 09/20/2016

Celebrating our Newbies at the CSBR season debate opener at our own Cajon Debate Tournament! Go Cowboys!

Timeline photos 09/10/2016

On our way to the Loyola LD Invitational - woohoo, let the 2016-2017 season begin!

Timeline photos 09/10/2016

Tomorrow is our 1st tournament of the 2016-2017 season ... will we end up in Birmingham this June? Here's to another great year of Speech & Debate!

Touring hundreds of performance spaces for in Birmingham, AL!

Timeline photos 08/26/2016

Who's planning on making it to Arcadia in April of 2017? It's going to be a great season - go Cowboys!!!

Are you ready to celebrate CHSSA's 60th Anniversary with us this school year? We have a ton of great activities in the works for our State tournament at Arcadia High School in 2017!

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Explore Membership | National Speech & Debate Association 08/09/2016

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Did you get your application in? Did you schedule your interview? Come see what the excitement is about!

Explore Membership | National Speech & Debate Association Explore Membership What is Speech and Debate? Speech and debate is an academic activity typically available to students in middle school, high school, and/or college. Similar to athletic sports, speech and debate activities are challenging, competitive in nature, and require regular practice, coachi...


I want him for our Speech & Debate team - so funny, such presence!

2016 National Speech & Debate Tournament - Daily Update: Day Three 06/16/2016

Here's the entire Livestream schedule for the Nationals Final Rounds ... you can watch any of the events by clicking this link: (everything is on the schedule is probably off by Mountain Time since the tournament is in Salt Lake City, Utah).

Schedule For Stream One - Main Stage Event Finals

1:00 p.m. United States World Schools Debate
2:30 p.m. Program Oral Interpretation
4:00 p.m. Humorous Interpretation
5:30 p.m. Dramatic Interpretation
7:00 p.m. Diamond Coach Assembly
8:30 p.m. Duo Interpretation

FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
8:00 a.m. Original Oratory
9:30 a.m. United States Extemporaneous Speaking
11:00 a.m. International Extemporaneous Speaking
12:30 p.m. Policy Debate
2:30 p.m. Informative Speaking
4:00 p.m. Lincoln-Douglas Debate
5:15 p.m. Public Forum Debate
6:30 p.m. National Awards Assembly

Schedule For Stream Two - Congress Finals and the NFL Supplemental and Consolation Event Finals

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Congressional Debate

FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
8:00 a.m. Storytelling
9:00 a.m. Expository
10:00 a.m. Prose Reading
11:00 a.m. Impromptu
12:00 p.m. Poetry Reading
1:00 p.m. Commentary
2:00 p.m. Extemporaneous Debate
2:30 p.m. International Supplemental Public Forum Debate
3:30 p.m. Middle School Awards Assembly

2016 National Speech & Debate Tournament - Daily Update: Day Three

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