February 4, 2019

Night of the Arts: Lead-Deadwood High School Speech and Debate Team

DEADWOOD – The Lead-Deadwood High School speech and debate team will perform at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC) on Monday, February 11, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. Night of the Arts is open to the public, admission is by donation and the building is wheelchair accessible. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. The HARCC is located at 150 Sherman Street, Deadwood.

The Lead-Deadwood High School speech and debate team is under the direction of Bree Oatman and Gwen Hess. The students will be presenting some of their individual pieces from the past performance year. The team has competed in eight meets this season and hosted their own interpretive meet, as well as a student congress meet. The team has 15 active competitors for the season which includes students from grades 7-12. The students will be attending the Hole In the Wall National Qualifying Meet at North Platte High School in Nebraska on February 21, 22, and 23. At the conclusion of that meet, students who qualify for 1st and 2nd place in each division of competition will attend the National Forensic League Tournament in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which takes place the second week in June.

Deadwood History’s Education Director, Amanda Brown, will present the Lead-Deadwood Speech and Debate Team with a check in the amount of $850. The gift is funded through the generous support of the Walter and Frances Green Trust Fund.

The event is co-sponsored by the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, Deadwood History, Inc., and Walter and Frances Green Charitable Trust.


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