Thomas Jefferson High School | Thomas Jefferson High School Speech and Debate

Thomas Jefferson High School Speech and Debate


Thomas Jefferson High School Speech and Debate

$615 raised since Jan 19, 2019

<p style="margin: 0px 0px 10.66px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px; line-height: 107%;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri">The Thomas Jefferson Speech and Debate Team was reestablished in 1993 and has been one of the premier programs in Washington State ever since. With 20 state champions, 66 national qualifiers, and 19 top-5 team finishes at state, few programs can equal TJ’s success. The 2017-2018 year was the best ever as Thomas Jefferson produced at the national level. Our World Schools Debate team finished 45<sup>th</sup> in the nation and an impromptuer finished 7<sup>th</sup>! We are on our way but need your help. To continue to ascend at the national level we need to participate on the national circuit. We already compete at the Stanford Invitational and NSDA National tournament every year, but we would like to add the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions and at least one other destination tournament.</font></span><span style="margin: 0px; line-height: 107%;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri"><br></font></span></p><span style="margin: 0px; line-height: 107%;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri"><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10.66px; text-align: justify;"> </p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10.66px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px; line-height: 107%;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri">TJ graduated 12 really strong competitors last year so this year should have been one of rebuilding. But at TJ we don’t rebuild, we reload. Currently we have won 40 trophies in the 2018-2019 season and are planning the Stanford trip in February. We plan on improving on our second place finish at state from last year and are preparing for the national qualifier, both in March.</font></span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10.66px; text-align: justify;"> </p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10.66px; text-align: justify;"><span style="margin: 0px; line-height: 107%;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri">TJ also boasts the strongest coaching staff around. Outgoing coach Andrew Buchan and his 26 years of experience has passed the baton to co-head coaches Isaiah Parker and Meykia Smith and assistant coaches Jessica Finnsson, Tim Runge, and Mary Kaye Soderlind. The entire staff works tirelessly to promote speech and debate.&nbsp;</font></span></p></font><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10.66px; text-align: justify;"><br></p></span>

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Casey Yamasaki donated.

- Jan 30

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Erin Lopez donated.

- Jan 28

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Alyssa Yun donated.

- Jan 24

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Donald Schumer donated.

- Jan 24

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Marcus Turner donated.

- Jan 21

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Margo Buchan donated.

- Jan 20

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Keith Meadows donated.

- Jan 20

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