2019 Debate & Individual Events
Class A - Sweepstakes Champion: Spearfish
Class AA - Sweepstakes Champion: Aberdeen
The 2019 State Debate & Individual Events Tournament was held at the O'Groman High School on Friday & Saturday March 1-2. Schools, based on their enrollment, were divided into Class "AA" and Class "A" for state tournament competition.
The State Debate & Individual Events Tournament found students competing for state championships in some of South Dakota’s oldest statewide high school competitions. The 2019 State Tournament crowned the 105th Annual State Champions in Policy Debate. Extemporaneous Speaking events have been held for over 90 years. Original Oratory marked its 85th year of State Championship competition. Although having a long history in the realm of political debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate is one of the more recent high school state championship speech activity events crowning its 39th group of state champions. The newest speech activity, Public Forum Debate, marked its 17th year as a State Tournament event.
From: Brooks Bowman, Assistant Executive Director SOUTH DAKOTA HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION