Help Our Speech/Debate Team Compete

Last year, Charles Rosentel, Igor German, and I started up the Noble Network's first ever competitive Speech and Debate team- a dream come true for us.

We started this team because, as former competitors ourselves, we all have a deep appreciation and respect for the world of forensics. Speech and Debate has a legacy of helping students discover that their voices matter. We three know from personal experience that Speech and Debate teaches skills that students will use for the rest of their lives, and we couldn't be any more excited to facilitate that.

It's these amazing opportunities that my fellow coaches and I set out to give to our students last year, and we were all very happy with our team's work. We learned a lot, got our butts kicked often, and did a little butt kicking in return. Our building year was a great success, and we're very excited to return to the tournament season with a vengeance. We've even won a trophy already this year!

However, to do this, we're going to need all the help we can get.

As a brand new team last year, many tournament runners were gracious enough to either reduce our entry fees, or wave them entirely. This was a lifesaver, and we couldn't have competed without their generosity. But, as a returning team, we are no longer in the position to ask for handouts. This, coupled with more expensive travel costs for a bigger team, has left us near penniless for the tournament season.

This is where you come in.

We're in the process of planning other fundraisers, but we already know that those won't be enough to cover the whole season. So, we're reaching out to our friends, families, and loved ones. If you have it in your heart (as well as your wallet), we're humbly asking you to help our students have a fruitful year.

We know that times are tough, and people can't always be as generous as they'd like to be, but any help you could send our way would be greatly appreciated.

TL;DR- My team needs your help if we're going to make it through the whole season. Please, give what you can!
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 75 mos
  • Charlotte Clyne  
    • $40 
    • 76 mos
  • Charlotte Clyne  
    • $40 
    • 77 mos
  • Charlotte Clyne  
    • $40 
    • 78 mos
  • Hattie Trott 
    • $50 
    • 79 mos
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Jeff Watkins 
Chicago, IL
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