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Starr's Mill - Panther Debate Team
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This is the Home Page of the Starr's Mill High School Speech and Debate Team.

The Starr's Mill High School Speech and Debate Team is a nationally recognized forensic program that competes throughout the Southeastern United States. During the 2005-2006 season the team competed at more than fifteen debate tournaments, speech competitions, and forensic conferences. Throughout the season the team brought home a multitude of first place trophies and qualified thirteen competitors to the National Forensic League's National tournament in Dallas, Texas.
The members of the speech and debate team compete in Extemporaneous Speaking, Public Forum Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Original Oratory, Impromtu Speaking, Model United Nations, Student Congress, and various other forensic competitions. Starr's Mill High School is also proud to have held the GHSA State Champion in Extemporaneous Speaking from 2002 through 2006, the GFCA Lincoln-Douglas State Runner-up for the last two years, and the GHSA State Runner-up Literary Team in 2002 and 2004.
The Starr's Mill High School Speech and Debate Team is gearing up for another outstanding year. This year the team is stepping up the pace and competiting at five nationally rank tournaments throughout the United States. The team will also host our fourth year of the Winfield Scott Debate Classic. The Starr's Mill coach, Mr. Sean Bennett, is quoted as saying, "The only true failure that I have as a coach is that I constantly underestimate my team. They have never failed to astonish and amaze me, and I don't think that they ever will."
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email the team

Starr's Mill High School Speech and Debate Links

2006 Winfield Scott Debate Classic Information is Now Up!!!

Official Web Site of the Winfield Scott Debate Classic - Visit the Official web Site of the "Winnie Scott" to get information on the fastest growing tournament in the Southeast United States.

SMHS Debate Team Merchanise - Get your debate team T-shirts, lunchboxes, mousepads, and baseball caps at a new store dedicated to SMHS Debate. 100% of all of the profits goes to support the team.

Pictures Pages- Click to see pictures of Winfield Scott Bennett IV and his proud father. Also see photos of the CDE PreNationals Camp at Starr's Mill High School

Panther Debate Schedule - Want to see where the team will be this year? The team's tournament schedule for local, state, and national tournaments are all listed here. Please note that each of the dates listed are tentative and subject to change.

Extemporaneous Speaking and Original Oratory Resource Page - The competitve speech resource page provides important links to articles about speaking events, resource materials, debate handbooks, and topic analysis. *NEW* Check out the new Prep Site for Extemporaneous Speaking!

Public Forum Debate Resource Page - Want to see what is going on in the NFL's newest form of debate? The Ted Turner Resource Page is dedicated to topic analysis, strategic discussions, rules and regulations, and links to resource materials.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate Resource Page - The very best topic analysis on the web. Mr. Bennett and the SMHS team provide links to critical issues on the current LD topic, philosphical texts and discussions, and articles on Lincoln-Douglas theory and strategy.

The Debate Class Page - Information on current debate topics used in Mr. Bennett's Debate class.

Panther Debate. Sean Bennett 2006