|Emmett J. Conrad High School Speech, Debate, and Mock Trial's Teams||
UIL District Champions 2018
The Speech and Debate Team of Emmett J Conrad High School is the District Champions for the UIL Conference 11, District 5-A academic competition. Members of the championship team include:
Emmett J Conrad High School Speech and Debate Team is a proud member of the following local, district, state, and national leagues:
National Speech and Debate Association's Honorary Degrees
Congratulations to the following students who earned their honorary degrees through NSDA. They will start the 2017-2018 school year with their points and degrees and will add to them througout the year:
Lilia Mendoza - Degree of Honor
Melody Martinez - Degree of Merit
Jennifer Diaz - Degree of Merit
The following students have obtained service points through participation in events such as mock trials, theatre presentions, etc.
The Dallas Independent School District sits in the heart of a large, diverse and dynamic region with a metropolitan population of 6.5 million people in the 12 counties in North Central Texas. Dallas ISD comprises 384 square miles and encompasses the cities of Dallas, Cockrell Hill, Seagoville, Addison, Wilmer and parts of Carrollton, Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Garland, Grand Prairie, Highland Park, Hutchins, Lancaster and Mesquite. The district is the second-largest public school district in the state, and the 14th-largest district in the nation.
For the first time in Conrad history, Honor Chords from the National Speech and Debate Association will be available to those seniors who satisfy the team requirements. The requirements include:
1. Be in good standing with Emmett J. Conrad High School
2. Be in good standing with the Speech and Debate Team
3. Have completed in at least six (6) tournaments their senior year
4. Have at least the Degree of Honor
SPEAKERS OF THE YEAR
2015 - 2016 Lilia Mendoza
2016 - 2017 Keundra Walters
HONOR CHORD WINNERS
2016 - 2017 Keundra Walters
DALLAS URBAN DEBATE ALLIANCE (DUDA) AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP TO CONRAD DEBATER
Another first for the Emmett J Conrad High School Speech and Debate Team. The Dallas Urban Debate Alliance (DUDA) offered a $1000.00 scholarship to Melody Martinez to attend the inaugural University of Texas – Dallas and the University of North Texas – Denton Mean Green Comet Debate Institute. The institute was held on June 30 and concluded on July 9, 2017.
The institute focused on building effective strategy, speaking, and research skills for debaters. The MGC policy curriculum emphasized the importance of argument diversity, helping students to become well versed in the cutting edge of debate arguments, styles, and theory.